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Transformers - DW-9500's in disguise!! DW-9500 Master Blue ;) (AKA more RIT Dye exploits)

Won a US Open Surfing DW-9500 and love watch, though i wasn't too enamoured with the green when it arrived. Seemed a little too pastel to me, a bit girly even :-d

After ordering some spares for it this morning, i decided to have a ride down to the dressmaking shop and stock up on RIT Dye :-!

Just finished doing the DW-9500 and i lurrrrrrrrrve the result, gave it a bit of a clean up too, but no rear case gasket so it was just a basic clean, hence please excuse any dirt on the casing.

Transformed from this...................




To this....................................b-)







I'm very pleased with the results, to say the least b-) looks like it came that colour from the factory, these Rit Dyes are cool.

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I reckon many people have done this to their G's and label it a "rare" G and auction them off for big bucks:-x

but still a cool idea to create something totally custom i suppose.
 

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:p

can that only be done with clear resin straps, and how long does the colour hold before it starts fading?
Only dyed a couple so far, but it seems to dye the resin completely through, so i suspect it'll be pretty hard wearing and long lasting :) Dunno if it can be done with solid coloured resin straps, will have to try - i'll let you know how it goes.

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I reckon many people have done this to their G's and label it a "rare" G and auction them off for big bucks:-x

but still a cool idea to create something totally custom i suppose.
Lol ;-) anybody want to buy a DW-9500 Master Blue, not even released yet! :-d;-)

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The color of the dye should add to the original color of the resin, no matter whether the resin is translucent or opaque. If you add red dye to a black bezel, you get black. If you add yellow dye to a red bezel, you get orange. If you add red dye to blue bezel, you get purple.

That's the basics. It is a tad more complicated though. Dye will generally only make the color darker. So if you add yellow dye to a medium blue bezel, you will probably get a very dark green. You will never get the color of the resin to be lighter.
 

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The color of the dye should add to the original color of the resin, no matter whether the resin is translucent or opaque. If you add red dye to a black bezel, you get black. If you add yellow dye to a red bezel, you get orange. If you add red dye to blue bezel, you get purple.

That's the basics. It is a tad more complicated though. Dye will generally only make the color darker. So if you add yellow dye to a medium blue bezel, you will probably get a very dark green. You will never get the color of the resin to be lighter.
Hmmm, at the place i got the dye from, they had some stuff (still made by Rit) for removing colour, prior to dyeing something lighter..................might be worth a try.

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YOU DYED A WATCH? That's awesome. Nice work.
Well technically speaking, i just dyed the bezel, strap adapters and strap after removing them from the watchb-) though the case of these watches is white...............no reason why that couldn't be dyed too i suppose, would be a nice effect i think on some jelly watches:think:

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No way!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's the same watch... WOW.. what a difference.... I like the look of that watch before you died it.... I was saying to myself.. "this guy will screw up that beautiful watch" before I scrolled to the end of your post.... I was wrong.. the finished product is FREAKING AWESOME.............. :-!
 

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I think you can do away with that military time tho..... ;-)
 

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That transformation is freakin awesome. :-! Good choice of colors; that is a stunning blue, especially the strap! :)
 

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Thanks for all the kind words fellas :) I am extremely pleased with the result, the blue really pops out at you........

Gawain: I've used 24hr clock since as long as I can remember, makes more sense to me, especially in the work I do where there is a need to log times :).

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Hey Rusty, glad you could tell I was teasing you.
I just can't get use to military time.. and I even spent 4 years in the military. I have to manually convert anything above 1400.... ;-)

Cheers,
Gawain

Thanks for all the kind words fellas :) I am extremely pleased with the result, the blue really pops out at you........

Gawain: I've used 24hr clock since as long as I can remember, makes more sense to me, especially in the work I do where there is a need to log times :).

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Hey Rusty, glad you could tell I was teasing you.
I just can't get use to military time.. and I even spent 4 years in the military. I have to manually convert anything above 1400.... ;-)

Cheers,
Gawain
Maybe that should be a feature.
Display both 24 hour and 12 hour time.
 
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