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Thread: Will I heat-colour my full metal G Shock?

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    I expected more derision to be honest, not sure I like the new and fluffy TZUK!

    I'll take some more pics tomorrow, get some better ones in natural light than with my lights at home.

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    Yep that looks pretty good. Well done.

    Iíve got a spare bezel, keeper and buckle for mine......but an electric hob and the blow torch is at work

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    Did you quench it in oil at all?

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    You can buy pre-treated ones on e-bay although that takes the fun out of it and if by any chance you did cock up replacements are easy enough to source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I love the madness of this place, I'm bored so I will heat up my watch until it changes colour 

    I like it Paul, good job, but I wouldn't try it on a Rolex though.
    sounds good

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    Well done, great result.
    Easy way to get a totally unique look to your G.
    Not really blue, but I am not sure that matters.
    Interestingly, the video linked earlier in the thread is not bluing (in the watch sense), the oild quench has nothing whatsoever to do with the blue colouring seen on trad hands, it is heating in a small dish of bradd filings to about 270-280 Deg C, no quench.
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    Bluing screws at GO with what is basically a modified soldering iron.

    Don't Panic

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Did you quench it in oil at all?
    No, I just let it cool naturally. I didn't want the blackness that seems to come from the oil quenching, was happy with the iridescent effect.

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    Neat look. Might have found another use for my kiln.
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    I have a compelling urge to do this to a Vostok.
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    I think it looks amazing.

    I must confess I had no idea that the list price on these was £450 until I Googled them last night - it would have been an expensive experiment if it had gone horribly wrong!

    Simon

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    You're a braver man than me

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    I think that looks brilliant - great job! Would love to see a Rolex that way too, come on someone bored!

    I know almost nothing about g shocks, presume itís not easy to get a negative display on this? Think that would complete it personally

    Really hope when weíre allowed out again you wear it to the pub and some watch guy comes up and enquires about it - then see how they react to you explaining you took it apart and flame grilled it!

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    Iím actively trying to resist buying another bracelet and bezel set, just to take the blowtorch to it...! Nice work PH, that looks really good.

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    Excellent, love your 'do it' attitude.
    If you get bored with the finish, you can change the finish by heating up again until you get the colour you want then quench to fix it. Range from straw (a bit like yours) to a lovely purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennersf View Post
    I know almost nothing about g shocks, presume itís not easy to get a negative display on this? Think that would complete it personally
    There's a thought.

    I'm pretty sure I saw a page somewhere showing how to swap displays like that, I don't think it's impossible.

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    Like that more than I should
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    looks awesome!!! as some one has already pointed out, my vostok is starting to tremble

    Scottie

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    It seemed such a mad idea, but the result is unexpectedly brilliant! Bronze for those who don't like bronze. A couple more photos showing the final effect on the bracelet and bracelet / watch combo would be nice.
    Now you've got several more weeks to fill.... so you'll need some more mad ideas!

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    i totally love it. And a very brave move, unaltered by others' opinions.

    A refined punk aesthetic can be far more enjoyable than everything looking factory finished and 'perfect'.

    It's also in tune with the whole G takes-a-beating vibe.

    Bravo.

    Sunnie

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    I really like what youíve done there, would putting the bare assembled watch, minus movement and bits into the oven and gradually heating till it reaches the desired colour give a more uniform finish

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    I really like the results, very brave and now you have a unique watch!

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    Well done I say
    Took some nuts to do that

    It looks ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I have a compelling urge to do this to a Vostok.
    Quote Originally Posted by scottie2345 View Post
    looks awesome!!! as some one has already pointed out, my vostok is starting to tremble

    Scottie
    Arenít Vostok plated brass? Depends on the vintage and model I guess, Iím not sure giving them the flame treatment would work out so well.
    Cheers..
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    Here is a created blue metal G Shock.

























    Mitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post


    Done! Will I do it again? Hell, no. Am I glad I did this one? Hell, yeah!

    Not to everyone's taste, but I'm happy with it.
    Phenomenal result.


    Iím tempted to do mine, looks to be a fun little project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Here is a created blue metal G Shock.







    Mitch
    That is a superb bluing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Arenít Vostok plated brass? Depends on the vintage and model I guess, Iím not sure giving them the flame treatment would work out so well.
    I think that Amphibias have stainless steel cases and Komandirskie chromed brass cases. Meranom describe the Amphibia cases as 'stainless steel', not that you can rely on their descriptions. At least it's not going to be too expensive a mistake with replacements at around $25. The bracelets can only be improved anyway.
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    The watch was still too blingy for the apocalypse so I decided to tear it down again... and rough it up with a dremel... and heat it again... and quench it in oil.

    And I'm happier with it this time!



    And sitting amongst his brothers:


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    You could have tied it to the back of the car then driven round the block a few times to create a "beaten" look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    The watch was still too blingy for the apocalypse so I decided to tear it down again... and rough it up with a dremel... and heat it again... and quench it in oil.
    The spare untouched silver one looks like it's begging for go. So tempted, I think I might have to buy a blow torch. Annoying that the hob isn't gas.

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    I fancy stone washing my spare.

    Anyone have any tips short of shaking it n a tub with stones from the garden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    The spare untouched silver one looks like it's begging for go. So tempted, I think I might have to buy a blow torch. Annoying that the hob isn't gas.
    Good excuse to buy a blow torch, great man gadget.
    Cheers..
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    The blue in the first post is class..is there anyone that could do that to my all metal?

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    I think it looks fantastic! Excellent job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    The watch was still too blingy for the apocalypse so I decided to tear it down again... and rough it up with a dremel... and heat it again... and quench it in oil.

    And I'm happier with it this time!



    And sitting amongst his brothers:

    I have to be honest I prefered your original result. But if you're happier then that's the ultimate result

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    Please post more pics of the initial mod (if any) and again....more of the watch right now
    Thanks!

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    I think this is a whole new business opportunity - send your watch to this guy with a generous cheque and he'll (nearly) wreck it! Genius! And the more they pay the more havoc he'll wreak!

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    I love the post apocalyptic look - "You should have seen the other guy!"

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    Very nice job and post. Wouldnít have done the dremel job personally. Thanks for sharing!


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    Well boredom got the better of me.

    Turns out that a broken up tea pot lid works better than stones.

    Looks better in the metal but Iím unsure until I install it tomorrow.

    I can always get them bead blasted anyway



    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    I fancy stone washing my spare.

    Anyone have any tips short of shaking it n a tub with stones from the garden?

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