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I just ordered a GW-M850 used, the only issue with it is that the resin is dirty.

I know there have been a few threads like this, but the last one I could find was about a year old, so I'd thought I'd see if anyone has any new & improved solutions.
 

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Here's one from July 2013: https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/cleaning-white-g-shock-887208.html

It references these four threads, too -- the third one down is from February 2013:

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-white-g-shock-138935.html

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/white-gr-8900-changing-color-after-just-20-days-use-841452.html

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-take-care-white-matte-g-shock-805174.html

It says "orange" in the title, but the cleaning tips are the same: https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-orange-g-821400.html


I can't recall anybody finding -- and posting! -- any new methods since that July thread, though. :)
 

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Here's one from July 2013: https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/cleaning-white-g-shock-887208.html

It references these four threads, too -- the third one down is from February 2013:

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-white-g-shock-138935.html

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/white-gr-8900-changing-color-after-just-20-days-use-841452.html

https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-take-care-white-matte-g-shock-805174.html

It says "orange" in the title, but the cleaning tips are the same: https://www.watchuseek.com/f17/how-clean-orange-g-821400.html


I can't recall anybody finding -- and posting! -- any new methods since that July thread, though. :)

Awesome, thanks :-!, perhaps my Google-Fu is lacking. Just what I needed.
 

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Not all white resin that CASIO makes is created equal. Some seem to be more prone to wear, staining, and yellowing than others. The worst of them is the glossy white.

I bought a used GW-M5600 in white. It had a few light marks on it. I used a beige artist eraser, the kind that doesn't leave behind markings like some pencil erasers do. That did the trick. This resin is a little more soft and flexible than your typical G-Shock resin, quite similar to the GW-2310 resin. I'm hoping it'll hold up better than other white resin models I've seen. There are a couple of white 5600 series G-Shocks that show the white layer wearing away, revealing a darker resin underneath. Looks terrible when that happens.

Anyway, Mike's list should do the trick for you. In the future, use GOOGLE to search against this website. For example, "clean white g-shock site:watchuseek.com". This works infinitely better than the site's built-in search. The only time I use the WUS search is when I'm using criteria that I wish to keep narrowed to a particular forum.
 

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Not to bash the forum's search software (even though it was easy to do BEFORE the new "Captcha" software, and now it's even easier) but this forum got me in the habit of Googling and using "site: forums.watchuseek.com/f17" along with other search parameters. I'd first learned of that "site: ____" trick on another forum, but that one's "search" wasn't quite as clunky as this one! :-d

Anyhow, that "site: _____" trick REALLY does work in telling the search engine to narrow searches to this site. I've also had quite a bit of luck if I KNOW a thread was in the main G-Shock forum -- not the FAQ's or tutorials -- by using "site: forums.watchuseek.com/f17" as well. Try searching "atomic solar 6900" with and without "/f17" -- with it, my first page of Google hits was ONLY this Casio G-Shock forum, without and I got the G-Shock forum, Private Sellers, and Articles and Tutorials as well.
 

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I bought a used white 6900 and a magic eraser worked wonders. I broke a little piece off, got it wet and scrubbed away. The strap keeper still looks a little yellow, but not bad at all.
 

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I have a suggestion I haven't tried yet, but am considering it for a black watch. How about plasti-dip spray on rubber? They sell it in a matte white, and seems like it would be far more durable than the stock resin.

I am looking to refurb a used ALIFE band (G5500-AL1) I picked up, mainly to cover up the gaudy white graphic and lettering, and a side benefit of the area where the holes are on the strap seems to be weakening from prolonged use. I think the Plasti-dip will strengthen the area while still remaining flexible. I'll get a can of the flat black today at Home Depot and try it out. I'll start a thread here to show it's progress.
 
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