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Hi everyone, I took the plunge thanks to Mr. Buzzbait and dyed my WCCS Frogman a lovely stealthy black. I couldn't find the RIT brand dye here in Singapore and so I used a brand called Dylon, which turned out beautiful. Tell you the truth, after I took out the band and bezel from the pot, I couldn't stop shaking with excitement because it came out so beautiful. Enough talk, here are some modem busting pictures:

1. The Before Look, dirty translucent yellowish:



Now the result after leaving to simmer in dye for 15 minutes, black, beuatiful and stealth like:









As you can see, they came out black and opaque, when I figured they might come out smoky grey and translucent. Luckily too, the letterset on my WCCS Frogman is black, so now it's all stealthed too. Thanks again Mr. Buzzbait for showing and inspiring me. Next to the pot, is another translucent WCCS Frogman and DW-5600 Dolphin and Whale Special Edition. I'm thinking of all yellow for the WCCS and maybe red for the DW-5600. Will keep you all posted :-!
 

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Holy Moly ! That looks absolutely amazing. Hoochy gave me the idea to dye my ICERC fisherman (se my post),and after seeing your results I feel tempted to try.
 

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I really like that, but won't the dye wear off?
Yes, I'm sure it will eventually, but I don't know how long it will last since this is my first dye job. So far, I've rubbed it down with a white cloth after drying an hour and nothing black came off... I figure the dye will fade very gradually and leave the watch a smoky grey which is nice too I think. The good thing is, I can dye it again maybe after a year.

Thanks for the compliments everyone, I'm off to get some yellow and red for my next job.

PS, please note, I didn't boil the watch, he he he, I followed some very good instructions on dying plastic pieces from this link. Please read it if you'd like to try:

http://www.ee0r.com/proj/dyepyramids.html

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Holy Moly ! That looks absolutely amazing. Hoochy gave me the idea to dye my ICERC fisherman (se my post),and after seeing your results I feel tempted to try.
Yes, yes, please do, see the link I posted on some instructions. You won't regret it, really, like I said, when I was putting it back my hand was trembling because it looked so nice :-! Please post pics when you've done it ya.
 

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Hi GB2G,

That is an amazing good result. I know the Dylon fabric dye. We have it here too. That Frog looks freaking good,

Cheers,

Sjors
Thank you Sir, I am so envious of your Yellow Frogman, so I am going to dye my other Frogman yellow, but I also like your Red Frogman, so do you think I should make the bezel yellow and the straps red :think: Is this a nice combination you think?
 

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That looks great !
It's got me wondering about an olive colored plastic strap that I'd like to be black, hmmm...

Funny, for a while I had concluded that unlike the motorcycle world where personalizing tends to be the rule, in the watch world people don't really modify their toys and are for the most part pure consumers, taking what someone else designed as is (beyond changing the strap or something simple like that).
Seeing these G-Shock threads on dyeing for colors, swapping bezels, stealthing, filling watches with oil (what the ?)... I see that customzing is good and well in the G-Shock watch world !
 

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That looks GREAT!:-!
I don't think it will rub off....that's why they call it a Dye. I done the very thing thing with different rubber and plastic products, and when I've dissected them, the color has been all the way through. It just depends on how Porus the material is that your Dyeing.

Regards Sonny
 

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Looks awesome! Makes me want to try that with my green Mudman. With the negative display it would be "super stealthy". Great job!
 

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That is an absolutely beautiful transformation. :-!
 

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Wow!!!!!

That is a very impressive transformation. That Frogman looks sensational in black. Those old yellowed bezels and straps are perfect candidates for dying.
 
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