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Hi guys!

Made a wee mistake today, and ended up scratching the case of my C11. :(

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The pic is rather bad, taken with my phone, but you can see the marks. Can these be easily removed and if so, how? Cape Cod? Fibreglass pen?

Advice much appreciated, I'm gutted by my own idiocy for having damaged my lovely so. :shock:

(And maybe I should've posted this in the Off Topic area...)
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Don't panic. I haven't handled a C11 but that looks like a brushed rather than blasted finish in which case it should be possible to get rid of or at least improve the scratch. Don't use Cape Cod on this finish, but your idea of a fibreglass pen sounds good. Lots of experience online on using scotchbrite as well. Make sure you work gently and in the same direction as the brushing already there. You might want to practise on an old watch first to get a hang of what you are doing.
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Don't panic...crap happens. Your watch now has character! :)

Here are a couple threads you may find helpful for improvement.

http://christopherwardforum.com/viewtop ... val#p99971

http://christopherwardforum.com/viewtop ... val#p62455

Most important...have patience during the process.
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Cheers, Castle and Kip! :)

Next step is to acquire a fibreglass pen, and may have to locate those patches (Halford or scotch-brite) as well. Not sure if I can find them here in Finland, though.

And Kip, you're right about the character! The first mark is always bad, though, but when you get used to it, well... I'm also not probably going to sell the piece so no bother there.
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There is nothing magical about scotchbrite- it is a nylon based scrubber for saucepans, there's bound to be something similar in Finland.
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castle wrote:There is nothing magical about scotchbrite- it is a nylon based scrubber for saucepans, there's bound to be something similar in Finland.
You're right, obviously. Will have to hit the local shops.

JAG, indeed, maybe have to place a few orders soonish.

Ta, guys! :D
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Jape wrote:
castle wrote:There is nothing magical about scotchbrite- it is a nylon based scrubber for saucepans, there's bound to be something similar in Finland.
You're right, obviously. Will have to hit the local shops.

JAG, indeed, maybe have to place a few orders soonish. Might be easier to find on amazon.

Ta, guys! :D
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Jape wrote:Cheers, Castle and Kip! :)

Next step is to acquire a fibreglass pen, and may have to locate those patches (Halford or scotch-brite) as well. Not sure if I can find them here in Finland, though.

And Kip, you're right about the character! The first mark is always bad, though, but when you get used to it, well... I'm also not probably going to sell the piece so no bother there.
Good luck all the same! Sometimes character is nice, but so is quieting OCD :lol:
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Peteo, you're right there! Most definitely! :D
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Jape - no panic and as others have said, with patience, easily sorted. You will undoubtedly approach it with some trepidation but none needed. Steady hands and patience are a must though
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Ok. :thumbup:

Will look into it when have the time. I've had a flu that's kept me away from work for days now (first time in six years on sick leave). :( That means I'm going to be rather busy in the near future...although, it feels the temperature might be on the rise again...damn!

Outside the temp's going down...supposed to be under -20C tomorrow, some parts of the country freezing their **** off in -40C...
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Jape wrote:Ok. :thumbup:

Will look into it when have the time. I've had a flu that's kept me away from work for days now (first time in six years on sick leave). :( That means I'm going to be rather busy in the near future...although, it feels the temperature might be on the rise again...damn!

Outside the temp's going down...supposed to be under -20C tomorrow, some parts of the country freezing their **** off in -40C...
Not being from Finland what might **** be?

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**** = your manly parts. :) A British English term. I'm on the phone so can't see your location as I type this but based on your using Fahrenheits, must be States. You might say "nuts" instead of ****. :D (oh, yeah, if your question was sarcasm... Fool me.)
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Hilarious.... Sorry .... and **** is not Finish!... Read as testicles....... lol
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Jape wrote:**** = your manly parts. :) A British English term. I'm on the phone so can't see your location as I type this but based on your using Fahrenheits, must be States. You might say "nuts" instead of ****. :D (oh, yeah, if your question was sarcasm... Fool me.)
Nope was curious.... I take it now you meant "balls" didn't know if it was term for buttocks..
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