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Alright, after purchasing 3 new ones in the last month and telling myself I wouldn't buy another, guess what? I want another :-d What I'd really like to do is buy a G9000-3V and stealth out the bezel with some RIT dye. I previously had a G9000MS-1 and loved it, it just wasn't really what I wanted at the time but now I want another Muddie :roll: So here's my questions to you fellow G-shockers:

I've never RIT dyed before, I've read the instructions and they seem simple, but is it really permanent? Or would it just be easier/cheaper to replace the bezel and strap with a G9000MS-1, if so where would I get the parts?

Also, who can comment to the visibility of this watch? Currently I have a GW7900B-1 and I also had a G9000MS-1 like I stated earlier and I thought the visibility on those was just fine, how does it compare to those?

My final question, does anyone have pictures of the G9000-3V either stealthed or not? b-)

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Oops, sorry mods the last question was a rhetorical :) Anyone have anything on this?
 

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Doesn't anyone have info on this? :-(
 

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Doesn't anyone have info on this? :-(

Patience young Padawan, patience ;-)

The dyeing process with rit is permanent, I've done it myself to an G-9000-3V. It's really easy and certainly cheaper than to buy another bezel. All you need is an old kettle and one hour of your time. I find the legibilty of the G-9000-3V rather poor, especially if you have ever seen what a negative display can look like, with the G-7710 or G-7800B. Because of that and the hard to push buttons, I don't wear mine anymore.

However, if the legibilty of the G-9000MS was just fine for you, you will be 100% satiesfied with the legibilty of the G-9000-3V because the redish MS digitis are the hardest to read of them all - no doubt about that. Here is an older picture of mine, next to one of my favorites:




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Patience young Padawan, patience ;-)
Sorry, I was bored lol :roll:

Wow, you just made me want one even more :p I wish I would've picked one up earlier when they were dirt cheap, now I can only find them in the $70s. How much will the RIT dye run me? I'll have to buy another kettle as well as there are none I'm willing to ruin :) God I love this watch, I remember when I had my G9000MS-1, it's a solid module and case.
 

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I got the RIT from ebay.co.uk since it is not available in Germany. If I remember correctly, I paid 3 or 4 Euro for it. If you are in the US, you should be able to find RIT almost anywhere.


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Cool, thanks for the info :) I'll probably put some of my next paycheck towards one of these.
 

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I got the RIT from ebay.co.uk since it is not available in Germany. If I remember correctly, I paid 3 or 4 Euro for it. If you are in the US, you should be able to find RIT almost anywhere.


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On a side note, how much RIT did you use and for how long? I'm slightly nervous because I've seen some botched dye jobs out there..
 

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I used all in 2 liters of water and stirred the "soup" for about half an hour. You can't do any wrong with black dying, just make sure the water is not boiling (80-90° celsius is perfect).


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Thanks!
 

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I used the RIT on a Haakan (sp?) band for one of my Wademan about a year ago and it looks the same after almost daily wearing this past year. IIRC, it was under 5 bucks for the dye. Eh, anyway, I turned the blue band black.
 

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I used the RIT on a Haakan (sp?) band for one of my Wademan about a year ago and it looks the same after almost daily wearing this past year. IIRC, it was under 5 bucks for the dye. Eh, anyway, I turned the blue band black.
Thanks for the info! I think I'm definitely gonna do it now :)
 
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