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Old 19 July 2018, 06:06 AM   #61
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I've just bought CC last week, but still worry whether I can do it well.


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Old 14 September 2018, 09:07 PM   #62
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Looks fine to me... Thoughts?

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Looks fine to me too! Good job!
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:12 PM   #63
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Looks fine to me too! Good job!
I don't want to be the rude guy here but that is quite possibly the most terrible satin finish I've seen. Most certainly not a good idea to use Cape cod on a brushed surface...
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:34 PM   #64
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Nothing too serious. Just don't do it again...
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:46 PM   #65
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I could instantly pick that watch out of 1,000 Rolex brushed watches. It doesnít look the same as a Rolex brushed finish at all. Easily fixed though in a service.
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:54 PM   #66
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I just had my new CHNR a week and managed to slightly scratch the back. Normally I wouldn't be bothered with long-term scratches as take my Daytona TT in the sea etc but with it being new I was a bit annoyed.
It was the clasp that was scratched a touch, intiially tried the old toothpaste and consequently made it slightly worse duh! with some little marks.
Bought a cape cod and just gently rubbed the marks and the scratch and perfect!!

Mind you be very very gentle, I only rubbed the polish gold part on my TT CHNR so its great now all marks gone.
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Old 14 September 2018, 10:06 PM   #67
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Read Cape Cod's instructions - it says "Not intended for brushed stainless steel or other brushed metals".
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Old 14 September 2018, 10:23 PM   #68
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I just had my new CHNR a week and managed to slightly scratch the back. Normally I wouldn't be bothered with long-term scratches as take my Daytona TT in the sea etc but with it being new I was a bit annoyed.
It was the clasp that was scratched a touch, intiially tried the old toothpaste and consequently made it slightly worse duh! with some little marks.
Bought a cape cod and just gently rubbed the marks and the scratch and perfect!!

Mind you be very very gentle, I only rubbed the polish gold part on my TT CHNR so its great now all marks gone.
Can you post a pic?
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Old 14 September 2018, 11:46 PM   #69
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Great work looks good

I love cape code. Purchased one pack like 10 years ago. Just opened it and tried it about 1 month ago. Worked like a charm on my Datejust from 2012.

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Old 15 September 2018, 01:06 AM   #70
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I don't want to be the rude guy here but that is quite possibly the most terrible satin finish I've seen. Most certainly not a good idea to use Cape cod on a brushed surface...
Agreed. This thread has me convinced that people might not understand the difference between "brushed" and "polished" since everyone uses only the term "polished" when discussing refinishing a case and bracelet.

Cape Cod is for polished surfaces, not brushed surfaces.
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Old 15 September 2018, 01:09 AM   #71
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so this safe for a WG Daytona? specifically, can I use it safely to polish these shiny/polished areas:


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Old 15 September 2018, 01:16 AM   #72
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so this safe for a WG Daytona? specifically, can I use it safely to polish these shiny/polished areas:
Shiny/polished areas, yes, that's safe. Mask off the brushed areas for best results.
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Old 15 September 2018, 01:18 AM   #73
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Shiny/polished areas, yes, that's safe. Mask off the brushed areas for best results.

will do

it is the reason why I sold my BLNR....couldn't stand the PCL and the damn scratches that would occur every 42 minutes
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Old 15 September 2018, 01:32 AM   #74
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The Cape Cod challenge! Polish a brushed Rolex so that it is completely polished and shiny. Show me a GMT, Explorer II or Sub where not only the center links are polished, but everything! Just one big shiny bling bling thing
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Old 15 September 2018, 03:18 AM   #75
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Hi, yes it should be fine, just don't be tempted to polish for the sake of it. I know a few guys who think they are going to get some extra shine out of the things lol!, get them small scratches out with CC then use a microfibre cloth to clean it up, then enjoy!

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Old 15 September 2018, 03:30 AM   #76
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Looks fine to me too! Good job!
It doesn't look original, but it doesn't look bad either.
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Old 15 September 2018, 03:39 AM   #77
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Old 15 September 2018, 04:26 AM   #78
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Looks good. I used a Cape Cod cloth on the polished part of my Datejust clasp and it turned out great. I had a few minor scratches on the clasp and the Cape Cod made them disappear. I taped up the brushed parts when doing this.
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Old 30 January 2019, 12:40 AM   #79
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what type of tape did you use to cover the brushed areas? i have used painters tape in the past and a few others. care to recommend? also, did you tape off individual link pieces or the entire bracelet. The BLNR looks great. Tis the plight of the PCLs for some. I still would never send mine in for a polish. Also, if anyone has a pick. what does roles do as polish during service. Are we still weary or do they have, the 'proper tools" that i hear about?
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Old 30 January 2019, 12:43 AM   #80
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I only wear my metal watches when I can keep my wrist physically in my safe for pictures. They donít dare break the plane of the safe door.
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Old 30 January 2019, 01:28 AM   #81
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Why is it so hard for certain watch owners to leave scratches on the watch and or bracelet and have it done by Rolex when it is time for a service?

If you can leave the scratches on the watch for 4 years, why not wait another few years and have it done by Rolex during a service?

I dare to say that you can always see that a watch and or bracelet is polished by it's owner (with cape cod and or scotch brite) when handling the watch even if it looks fabulous in pictures.

Just stop polishing your watches yourselves!!
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