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recommendations for polishing and removing light scratches from case

November 26 2009 at 12:55 AM
Michael  (Login radgoshen)
Paneristi
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What are people using to polish and remove light scratches on the watch case? Would appreciate any recommendations

 
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Eddie Sanchez
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I've used Cape Cod clothes before >>>>

November 26 2009, 1:01 AM 

>>>> It's some good stuff!!

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Works pretty good, IMO!! happy.gif


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Xaris
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Re: I've used Cape Cod clothes before >>>>

November 26 2009, 8:04 AM 

Amazing results Eddie!

 
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Quapaw
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69.62.136.135

To answer your question, the Cape Cod cloth...

November 26 2009, 1:04 AM 

is a pretty easy way to keep a polished case shiny. A brushed finish is achieved with a wheel and repairs/cleaning of same is not a DIY venture for the general masses. There are several ways to remove scratches from titanium, a pen eraser maybe being the handiest. A dremel with the appropriate buffs and rouge can be used on polished cases and is a step up from the Cape Cod but caution needs to be exercised.

Having said all that, any polishing will remove microscopic particles of the metal so restraint is encouraged. Use the least invasive method to start lest you go past the point of no return and take the edge off a lug or misshapen the case.

One train of thought is that minor scratches will occur if you wear your watch so don't obsess over them. When you have the need to return it for service, part of the procedure is a polish the case to like new specs, sometimes an endeavor best left to the pros.



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Rick
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Could you please verify.....

November 26 2009, 11:43 AM 

Apologies for my naivety buy could you please verify that when a watch is returned from a Panerai service it will look "as good as new"?

I have sent Breitlings and Rolexs off for servicing in the past and you can hardly recognise the watch is your own. They literally are refinished as if they were brand new.

Do Panerai also do this? Even with satin finishes?

Thank You in advance for any response.

 
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Quapaw
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If you pay for the full service.....

November 26 2009, 3:01 PM 

that does include polishing the case regardless of the finish. I can't remember if that is also included when a watch is returned for a warranty repair. If a dent is beyond polishing out they will offer to replace the case but that does come with a hefty fee.

Their procedure is to check with a customer and have all work authorized prior to initiating it. Everyone I have sent in has been returned in like new condition.

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Rick
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Thank You for the great information. Much appreciated.

November 26 2009, 3:57 PM 


 
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BradyB
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76.102.12.72

Cape Cod for polished cases and ink pen eraser for Ti...

November 26 2009, 2:35 AM 

But gotta go easy with both - esp. the Cape Cod as there's nothing worse in my opinion than a case that's been over-polished or even a case that like it's been polished or touched up!

 
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Richard
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I enjoyed this thread -

November 26 2009, 3:18 AM 

thanks for posting it.

 
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George
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What about PVD cases?

November 26 2009, 6:46 PM 

Can you touch up PVD cases?

 
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