Would you be interested in a fluorescent yellow powder coated Convoy S2+ / C8? Updated

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Would you be interested in a fluorescent yellow powder coated Convoy S2+ / C8? Updated
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YES!!

 

Or green or orange or pink. Smile

 

...or rainbow from green to yellow to orange to pink Silly

 

Does it have to be Convoy S2+ or C8 ?

An SK68 would be fun too. Smile

 

(All depending on total cost though..)

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Absolutely! The S2+ especially would make for a great addition to a stationary (first aid, bug out/in and others) kit – the vibrant color means any little light that hits the torch will make it visible. (fun fact: that’s why I love stainless steel pocket clips)

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Doesn’t have to be, but it’s easier if there is the same model due to the coating procedure.

So it will be cheaper to do x10 S2+ As opposed to x5 S2+ and x5 SK68

Price depends on how many will be made, and size of the light, the powder is £30 for 1kg which should do a lot.

If there’s enough interest I could probably do S2+ hosts in fluorescent yellow for around £16-20

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What about a build in dragon eye button?

That blinks like a heartbeat.

I’ll see myself out…

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Okay, I understand.
Selling fluo yellow S2+ hosts would probably be best then.
When shipping costs (to NL) are fair i’m interested.
Maybe start an interested list.

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That sounds good, I’m sure there will be many interested (and maybe me) Smile

Does powdercoating act as a thermal insulator much? A bit does not matter me, but if it totally spoils the heatpath, that does matter.

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I don’t think the threads will be coated too.
Or in other words:
Are all parts totally coated or just the visible outside?

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Jerommel wrote:
Okay, I understand. Selling fluo yellow S2+ hosts would probably be best then. When shipping costs (to NL) are fair i’m interested. Maybe start an interested list.

Shipping will be as cheap as possible

UK shipping is £3.95 for an S2+ sized package
International shipping is £6-8 ish

I will start an interest list

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djozz wrote:
That sounds good, I’m sure there will be many interested (and maybe me) Smile

Does powdercoating act as a thermal insulator much? A bit does not matter me, but if it totally spoils the heatpath, that does matter.

There has been a lot of talk about this, to me, it’s not noticible in a standard single emitter (2-3A) light
There’s just not enough heat to make much difference (in my opinion)

You may lose some heat dissipation but you gain a lot of protection (vs anodising)

Maybe in a XHP50 S2+ it might be a problem

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Jerommel wrote:
I don’t think the threads will be coated too. Or in other words: Are all parts totally coated or just the visible outside?

Tail threads are coated, head threads are bare.

Coated head threads had some issues with ground connection

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Jerommel wrote:
Okay, I understand. Selling fluo yellow S2+ hosts would probably be best then. When shipping costs (to NL) are fair i’m interested. Maybe start an interested list.

Shipping will be as cheap as possible

UK shipping is £3.95 for an S2+ sized package
International shipping is £6-8 ish

I will start an interest list


If it’s a WTB list already, please don’t include me. I’m a fan of the concept, but I’m in such dire financial straits I can’t afford it.

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This may sound petty, but I’d be interested if you’re starting with one of the metal-button hosts. If you’re building on the basic black, with the rubber tail switch, I’m a lot less interested.

<—— see my avatar Smile

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emarkd wrote:
This may sound petty, but I’d be interested if you’re starting with one of the metal-button hosts. If you’re building on the basic black, with the rubber tail switch, I’m a lot less interested.

<—— see my avatar Smile

Also make it a dragon eye!

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emarkd wrote:
This may sound petty, but I’d be interested if you’re starting with one of the metal-button hosts. If you’re building on the basic black, with the rubber tail switch, I’m a lot less interested.

<—— see my avatar Smile

I can probably do both versions

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Yes

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I’m not in but just throwing in my 2¢ worth: When doing some of my flashlight builds here, the most commonly requested color is a Safety-Orange, for visibility. That particular option seems to be pretty desirable, but under-represented in the flashlight market.

(Now, off to go troll the Desert-Tan thread for a while…)


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Having been in the UK regularly, they seem to like Safety Yellow a lot over there, so perhaps this particular choice of colour is a European thing?

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keltex78 wrote:
I’m not in but just throwing in my 2¢ worth: When doing some of my flashlight builds here, the most commonly requested color is a Safety-Orange, for visibility. That particular option seems to be pretty desirable, but under-represented in the flashlight market.

(Now, off to go troll the Desert-Tan thread for a while…)
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I do have safety orange and have sold a few, but it’s not fluorescent, just ‘bright/vivid’

This fluorescent yellow would be more like a hi-viz safety jacket

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The more different S2+ the better. Still waiting on the sand colour one, as well as the clear ano to show up in Simon’s store.

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djozz wrote:
Having been in the UK regularly, they seem to like Safety Yellow a lot over there, so perhaps this particular choice of colour is a European thing?

I think the flourescent yellow is more of a European colour yes, orange tends tends to be more for ‘specialist’ roles.

I haven’t found a source for the fluorescent orange powder yet. Only the yellow.

But I’m more than happy to offer orange once I find the powder

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What about GITD?

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What about GITD?

I think it’s possible, you can get GITD pigments for the powder

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I guess you could mix glow powder with the clearcoat, but will that stand the heat of bakung the coating?

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I think i would prefer fluorescent yellow with a slight greenish hue to it.
It’s just the ‘loudest’ fluo colour. Smile

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djozz wrote:
I guess you could mix glow powder with the clearcoat, but will that stand the heat of bakung the coating?

There is specific GITD pigment for powder coating that you mix with the colour coat.

There is no need for a clear coat with standard colours (only Chrome, Candy and Hydrographics need clear coats)

You can also get additives that sparkle and shimmer e.g. Black colour coat with orange sparkle additive

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Jerommel wrote:
I think i would prefer fluorescent yellow with a slight greenish hue to it. It’s just the ‘loudest’ fluo colour. Smile

That’s what I think will work best!

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fluorescent with Glow in the dark powder. Big Smile

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What about GITD?

I think it’s possible, you can get GITD pigments for the powder

Now we’re cooking with gas! Lets do it!!!

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Is it reflective ? Or could a reflective component be added to the pigment ?

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I’d be interested in a yellow or a yellow/GITD S2+.
You can add me to the list Davie

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