How do you clean your G-Shock

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How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by biggbuzz » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:03 pm

I've got an orange GX-56. Looks great, but the case/band absorbs dirt and even body oil. The best industrial cleaners/degreasers I can get my hands on do not remove the stains. What do you do? Thanx - Michael

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:04 pm

Try a Magic Eraser. Or just forget about it.
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Post by jeckyll » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:10 pm

I hose mine off after mountain biking the get the dirt out. If the band starts to smell I wash it with soap & water... that's about it.
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Post by r.palace » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:04 pm

You guys clean your G's? Rinse w/ water and I keep on going :htfu:
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:13 am

I put mine in the toilet and flush it 3 times, it seems to do the job

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Post by marchone » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:30 am

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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:19 am

The stain isn't on the surface, you could say it becomes a part of the band. There's probably no getting it out without damaging/aging the band and making it brittle. Ignore or replace.
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Post by HapaHapa » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:20 am

toxicavenger wrote:I put mine in the toilet and flush it 3 times, it seems to do the job
After taking a leak, right?
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Post by bedlam » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:41 am

Clean my G-Shocks? LOL

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Post by biggbuzz » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:40 am

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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by biggbuzz » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:40 am

hapa - I think you're right. Thanx

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:46 am

HapaHapa wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I put mine in the toilet and flush it 3 times, it seems to do the job
After taking a leak, right?
of course :shrug: , that is how I treat all of my "ladies" :mrgreen:

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:50 am

speaking of g shocks, my battery just died..is it simple enough to bring to any jeweler to swap the battery? I presume it would be simple.

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Post by BSears » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:10 am

Dude change them yourself. It's easy to do. You won't even need two screwdrivers!
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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by jeckyll » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:12 am

BSears wrote:Dude change them yourself. It's easy to do. You won't even need two screwdrivers!
... though, just for comforts sake, I'd have a spare screwdriver around. It's just a good habit ;)

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Post by r.palace » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:22 am

Do it yourself, just make sure you seat the gasket correctly afterward. It may seem obvious but I flooded one of my G's this way a few years back
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:44 am

ericf4 wrote:speaking of g shocks, my battery just died..is it simple enough to bring to any jeweler to swap the battery? I presume it would be simple.
It isn't to hard at all and there are tutorials all over the net, I just did one in my older G-shock and it used a 2016 battery and I was able to get that at walmart. Just one thing I would recommend is to put some silicon lube on the gasket if you can. Mine was super dried up.

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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by 1954Selmer » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:37 am

1st the UltraSonic and then the Autoclave!!

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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:26 am

Will silicone based fishing reel oil suffice for the gasket, or does it need to be more viscous?
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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by BSears » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:27 am

A wee bit more viscous.
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Post by T.R. » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:55 pm

ericf4 wrote:speaking of g shocks, my battery just died..is it simple enough to bring to any jeweler to swap the battery? I presume it would be simple.
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How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:58 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
ericf4 wrote:speaking of g shocks, my battery just died..is it simple enough to bring to any jeweler to swap the battery? I presume it would be simple.
......put some silicon lube on the gasket if you can. Mine was super dried up.
Astroglide?

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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by marchone » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:06 pm

Nope. It's water soluble.
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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by Fitz » Tue May 05, 2015 4:20 pm

Take that sucker apart! There is more shit trapped under that bezel than you will believe. You can of course remove the screw, but be careful not to strip them. Another way is the leave the screws in a pry the bezel off. It works just fine and you don't have to worry about the screws. From there it is just soap and water
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Re: How do you clean your G-Shock

Post by hoppyjr » Tue May 05, 2015 5:34 pm

marchone wrote:Nope. It's water soluble.
Sorry. I forgot. It's been too long.

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