Other finishes for the D4S

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Other finishes for the D4S

I own two D4S’s and I’m itching for a third, because flashlight, and also because the XP-L HD option is now available. But before I go off dumping another ~$70 I’m wondering what the likelihood is of seeing the D4S released in any other or “special edition” colors, like the blue/green/white/titanium D4. I had a vision of a clear anodized or even raw aluminum D4S and that thought… appeals to me. Any chance of that (or anything else) happening?

Edited to put in the right spot.

Edited by: amars7 on 12/04/2018 - 15:09
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Just chose one and add some drain cleaner Thumbs Up

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Geuzzz wrote:
Just chose one and add some drain cleaner Thumbs Up
This.

If you want the bare aluminum look just soak it in some Greased Lightning for several hours. After that you can polish it for more shine and a smoother look with metal polish.

I really wish they’d come out with an 18650 tube for the D4 that has knurling on it (basically the titanium tube out of aluminum).

Aluminum is lighter weight and conducts heat better. It’s more practical than titanium. But the smooth aluminum is so slippery, and the gritty aluminum feels uncomfortable… like holding a stick of chalk. I much prefer actual knurling.

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Geuzzz wrote:
Just chose one and add some drain cleaner Thumbs Up

Heh, well I guess that’d work wouldn’t it? I didn’t mean specifically that though, I just meant any other options at all.

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The discontinued blue from the D4 would be nice

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nokoff wrote:
The discontinued blue from the D4 would be nice

sold my blue D4 after trying to pawn it off on my wife as a nail file
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chinooker wrote:
nokoff wrote:
The discontinued blue from the D4 would be nice
sold my blue D4 after trying to pawn it off on my wife as a nail file

I agree with the sentiment; I like that color. But I also agree that the texture ruins it. I’m simultaneously afraid to scratch it and don’t want to hold it because it feels chalky or something.

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“ I’m wondering what the likelihood is of seeing the D4S released in any other or “special edition” colors, like the blue/green/white/titanium D4.” (amars7)

I was wondering the same thing. I would like to see them make a sand color similar to the convoy S2+. I would buy one.

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I would like one in cyan. To match the D4 I have. Matching auxiliary lights would be awesome with it.

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amars7 wrote:
chinooker wrote:
nokoff wrote:
The discontinued blue from the D4 would be nice
sold my blue D4 after trying to pawn it off on my wife as a nail file

I agree with the sentiment; I like that color. But I also agree that the texture ruins it. I’m simultaneously afraid to scratch it and don’t want to hold it because it feels chalky or something.

Try the white D4.

I have both the blue and the white D4. Both are gritty. But the white is grittier!

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I have asked hank two days ago. There is no plan to introduce new colors.

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Kalpn wrote:
I have asked hank two days ago. There is no plan to introduce new colors.

how boring Sad the d4 now has just the most boring colors u can have.. only have a green d4, kinda regret i didnt buy the cyan before..

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Kalpn wrote:
I have asked hank two days ago. There is no plan to introduce new colors.

Ah, this is good to know, thanks.

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nokoff wrote:
The discontinued blue from the D4 would be nice

Yeah, my D4 is cyan/blue and I love it.

Next choice would be green.

Not too common, but cool enough.

My D1s is grey, FWIW.

Chris

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what about a copper d4/s ? that would be a good choice since it handles heat better vs alu / titanium and u get nice looks..

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Copper would be cool, so would titanium with a copper head. I would be concerned for the price though…

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yes.. just thinking out loud sorry.. still dont understand why cyan and green had to go Sad If they would keep any colors it should have been those 2, i can imagine those were the most popular.. just boring grey and white blabla just doesnt do anything for me…

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I figured it was to increase demand for them and then release limited batches of them every now and then, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I got the last cyan D4 remaining at mtn, in cool white xp-g2. I wonder if they’ll be collectible Big Smile

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I absolutely love the rough texture of the cyan and the white. Guess I’m weird. The cyan looks so much better than it does in pics too. Glad I got them when I did!