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Thread: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

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    De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    I received my Zinex Nitrox a few weeks ago and am really enjoying wearing it.

    I just felt the polished case sides were a bit to blingy for my personal taste so I gave them a light brush and satinised the brush bezel insert slightly, giving it a less course look. I now prefer it's current look.

    Before:


    The Nitrox is on the right with a Trimix on the left. Photo taken off the net:


    After:












    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Nice Job Dave!! As the previous owner I also contemplated the same approach....... amazing what a difference a bit of patience and time can achieve :) .

    Thanks for sharing

    Paul

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Looks great 8)

    I really like the look of Zinex, but have never seen one and don't have the testees to weigh out for one without seeing it first :|

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Great - matches the finish on the lug tops very nicely indeed. What did you use? Garryflex?
    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Like your work
    Andy

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    I like that a lot....

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Looks great, well done.

    Would also be interested in knowing what you used to brush the sides.

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus
    Looks great, well done.

    Would also be interested in knowing what you used to brush the sides.
    Thanks guys.

    Thomas, I use Garryflex blocks in four different grades. I start with the medium grey block (120 grit) then work down to the fine brown block (240 grit). You can buy them on the bay of via a quick google search.

    The technique is to mask off the areas you dont want brushed with pliable electricians tape, making sure this is done very precisely. Always brush in a horizontal direction for the perfect finish but I would recommend trying the technique on a steel plate or an old watch case first as practice makes perfect.

    You can do a search here for some feedback and guidance.

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Looks Great

    Ben

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    I like the polished sides as I appreciate some bling.
    However, the quality of the finish looks great.
    Good work
    alex

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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Nice work Dave, looks like a very good finish. Patience is the key I would wager?
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    Re: De-blinged my Zinex Nitrox slightly.

    Thanks for the additional comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishtrunkmonkey
    Nice work Dave, looks like a very good finish. Patience is the key I would wager?
    I think patience is very important Derek along with the proper preparation and using the right materials properly.

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