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    Little Bezel-Mod turorial for Ceramic-Daytonas

    Hey guys!

    Just wanted to share my experience with the bezel color mod.



    This is how I received my Daytona today.

    I cleaned it with silicone remover from a carpaint workshop.



    I use the Porsche "Carrara white" paintpencil for the mod.





    After 5 Minutes of drying I removed the paint with a q-tip and again the silicone remover.



    At the end a nice polish with a Microfibercloth and a bit silicone remover.



    I'm pretty happy with the turn out.
    Hope this could help some of you. [emoji4]

    Cheers

    R.

    #2
    That looks damn good! @JBowen might be into this

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      #3
      Originally posted by panerista1979, post: 3477589, member: 16890
      Hey guys!

      Just wanted to share my experience with the bezel color mod.



      This is how I received my Daytona today.

      I cleaned it with silicone remover from a carpaint workshop.



      I use the Porsche "Carrara white" paintpencil for the mod.





      After 5 Minutes of drying I removed the paint with a q-tip and again the silicone remover.



      At the end a nice polish with a Microfibercloth and a bit silicone remover.



      I'm pretty happy with the turn out.
      Hope this could help some of you. [emoji4]

      Cheers

      R.
      This is a really great post! Thank you! I have an Explorer II with the paint coming off of the hour markers on the bezel. I have seen other postings that used a model or hobby paint to reapply the numbers with a thin brush. This method seems far smarter and requires less artistry (which I do not possess). My question is -- doesn't the Q-Tip remove the paint from the numbers too? Did it require multiple applications of the paint to get the end effect? Also what was the silicon treatment you mentioned? Do you think this could work on the stainless bezel of a GMT II as well as the ceramic bezel? Thanks!

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        #4
        Looks like a vast improvement to me.


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          #5
          thats looking nice indeed! Thanks for posting
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            #6
            Originally posted by evil_robot, post: 3477609, member: 43485
            This is a really great post! Thank you! I have an Explorer II with the paint coming off of the hour markers on the bezel. I have seen other postings that used a model or hobby paint to reapply the numbers with a thin brush. This method seems far smarter and requires less artistry (which I do not possess). My question is -- doesn't the Q-Tip remove the paint from the numbers too? Did it require multiple applications of the paint to get the end effect? Also what was the silicon treatment you mentioned? Do you think this could work on the stainless bezel of a GMT II as well as the ceramic bezel? Thanks!

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            I used this type of mod for the caseback of 16600 Sea-Dweller on blank metal as well. Did work well.

            Maybe you have an old spare link to try the method without damaging you watch. BTW BMW Black II is a good color for that mod.
            When you use the Q-Tip just be sensitive. If you push too hard, you will remove the paint from the numerals as well.

            Cheers

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              #7
              Originally posted by M_Hall, post: 3477614, member: 113567
              Looks like a vast improvement to me.


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              Yes, 20 to 30 Minutes will be enough to do the mod.

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                #8
                Whoa, I have a Daytona and another one on the way, will definitely do both, thanks mate.


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                  #9
                  Here's one final result pic:

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                    #10
                    awesome except it's not supposed to be white. gen engravings are platinum coated just like subs. you have taken rep technology back about 4 years when all the ceramic rollies came with white paint.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by pilworx, post: 3478019, member: 15706
                      awesome except it's not supposed to be white. gen engravings are platinum coated just like subs. you have taken rep technology back about 4 years when all the ceramic rollies came with white paint.
                      The "Carrara White" from Porsche is not bright white. I've seen the gen and compared it in daylight. The result is pretty good imho with that colour. Of course you can take "Reflexsiver" (VW) for example, which I've used for my Batman GTM, but in that combo on the Daytona I think Carrara white is the better choice. It gives a great contrast to the bezel.

                      If you google for some Ceramic Daytona pics, I think you'll see that it's looking more white than on a GMT, Sub and so on.

                      I'll compare it again next time I see my customer with the gen Daytona an post pics here. [emoji4]

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                        #12
                        Great result! I must use an acrylic paint, right?


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                          #13
                          whatever floats your boat, it's your watch, mod it the way you want but gen is platinum. looks vastly different depending on lighting conditions.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by thpmachado, post: 3478071, member: 130636
                            Great result! I must use an acrylic paint, right?


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                            Acrylic lasts longer than waterbased paint. [emoji5]

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                              #15
                              Great mod!

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