A guy on G+ just sanded his Watch R

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nicogri

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What do you think of it ???

https://plus.google.com/101876477370427274531/posts/J1PHLqLDew7

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Saw an article here : http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g-watch-owner-sanded-down-watch-588035/
 
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ro_explorer

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A sand-blaster machine would have worked wonderfully on this. I'm seriously considering this option after the nice black finish of the main watch body will get ruined in some future.
 

nicogri

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Problem with sand blaster is that you cannot remove glass so you have to take extra care with protection...

I think sandpaper is less aggressive for little pieces like that and precision near screen
 

ro_explorer

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Problem with sand blaster is that you cannot remove glass so you have to take extra care with protection...

I think sandpaper is less aggressive for little pieces like that and precision near screen
I was thinking to cover the whole glass (and the inner part of the bezel) with heavy duty duct tape and then, on top of it, an aluminium plate cut in a round shape, to cover the duct tape to resist sand blasting.
Of course, this is recommended to do without the internals of the watch (replace the plastic back cover with an aluminium plate while sandblasting everything.

We will see how it will come out when I'll do it (if I'll do it) :)

I made a short video after polishing http://youtu.be/uKq8Fl7rf50
That's quite a neat solution. The result is shining :p ...
 
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snowblind2142

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Will be doing this when mine has a few scufs :) thank you. Good to see it can be achieved with good results.

I did cringe a little when you took the sand paper block to it, terrified of touching the screen.
Heard too many horror stories with grit and sand.
 
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ajbattaglia83

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@snowblind2142 I have a screen protector on that was the only reason I did that lol

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So I assume that's stainless steel underneath the paint then? Otherwise, oxidation becomes a problem. Any problems since buffing it up?

Yep it is stainless I was able to look it up. I've had it polished up a few days now and everything still looks nice and shiny
 

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You don't need to sand the whole thing...

This looks totally cool too. Just sand the outer edge.

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I was thinking to cover the whole glass (and the inner part of the bezel) with heavy duty duct tape and then, on top of it, an aluminium plate cut in a round shape, to cover the duct tape to resist sand blasting.
Of course, this is recommended to do without the internals of the watch (replace the plastic back cover with an aluminium plate while sandblasting everything.

We will see how it will come out when I'll do it (if I'll do it) :)


That's quite a neat solution. The result is shining :p ...

Heavy duty duct tape would ruin the screen. You could never get the adhesive off without strong solvent. Hope you didn't do that.
 
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jwadle22

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Just sanded the top of the bezel as well.. took all of 5 mins, and the new look really looks great.. I was about to sell it on ebay and get the Urbane, but now no real reason.. May do the whole thing pretty soon..
 
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ChrisM75

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Im wondering if the black can be polished off instead with car rubbing compound. Far more gentle than sanding, no scratches. Might try it on my Square G Watch tomorrow, since the lower half seems to have the same black finish.
 

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