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Today I'll receive an used 8926 from a friend in exchange for my Swatch Mighty, and I plan to brush all the metal parts of the watch and remove the shiny sides of the case, the bracelet and even the screwback case. Once finished, I'll give the watch away to my brother and as he's 19 years old I think he'll like it that way, without the bling that the Pro Divers have (not much, BTW).

I promise to take pics of the brushing process. I'll use simple tools as different grades of sandpaper and the classical yellow-and-green 3M spounge. It will take some time and patience, but if the results are as I expect then I'll do the same to my 9937. Just to keep it a little farther from the Rolex Sub's look...

Has it done before? If so I'd like to see some pics...
 

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Yes, i did it to my 3824. I'm sorry I removed the pictures from photo bucket. But to be honest you don't need tools or dremels. All I did was I used a piece of a Scotch Brite pad that I cut out to scuff the surface and after that I used 400 grit automotive wet ( just have a glass of water beside you and keep the sandpaper wet) sandpaper to give it a real fine brushed finish. Just make sure you keep going in the same direction. I went from the bezel down to the buckle of the bracelet. I did the entire watch and it came out looking great and it couldn't be easier.
 

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Yes, i did it to my 3824. I'm sorry I removed the pictures from photo bucket. But to be honest you don't need tools or dremels. All I did was I used a piece of a Scotch Brite pad that I cut out to scuff the surface and after that I used 400 grit automotive wet ( just have a glass of water beside you and keep the sandpaper wet) sandpaper to give it a real fine brushed finish. Just make sure you keep going in the same direction. I went from the bezel down to the buckle of the bracelet. I did the entire watch and it came out looking great and it couldn't be easier.
Thanks for your response. The watch I'll receive already has a brushed bracelet, so I only have to work on the case and the back. I want to brush the bezel as well (not the inner insert), with a lot patience I think I can achieve it.

As I understood, you first used the 3M SB and then used sandpaper, isn't it?
 

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Yes, but I didn't do the bezel. I just did the bracelet and case. You will still want to do the brushed part of the bracelet to make sure it is all uniform in the look. But like I said, make sure you keep going in the exact same direction, you will be very surprised how easy it is.
 
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