Thorfire VG10S....opinion

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Knobby wrote:
Airsoft Rifle Light ?

a) Would this Thorfire VG10S make a good mounted light.
b) How easy would it be to Mod to single mode only.
c) Would a Convoy C8 (or other) pressure switch fit.

Just kicking around a few economical idea’s………. Thanks

I think it would make a great airsoft light. The body is well made and the mid output is pretty good. I doubt it will get hot at mid output. The hot spot that annoys me would be perfect for you.

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robo819 wrote:

Probably end up ruining the reflector because the coating inside is very delicate and will chip , scratch and flake very easily. I have enlarged the hole in the bottom of the reflectors a few times , but it must be done slowly and carefully even then.

I wasn’t going to machine it, I was going to sand it.

I kept some of my small industrial machines, including a 36” edge sander. It should sand off without damaging the reflector. Maybe. Hopefully.

But I don’t know what I will get. My guess is a wider hot spot, but I’ve been wrong before. Often. Annoyingly often.

Has anyone tried it?

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If you’re going to sand down the reflector (on the bottom, where the LED opening is) to de-focus it a little and get a wider beam, that can work. Just try a tiny bit at a time. It doesn’t take much to get out of focus. In fact, you might just pull the centering ring out and get enough by sanding it down instead. You probably need to back-fill at the top with a thick o-ring between the reflector and lens.

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DavidEF wrote:
If you’re going to sand down the reflector (on the bottom, where the LED opening is) to de-focus it a little and get a wider beam, that can work. Just try a tiny bit at a time. It doesn’t take much to get out of focus. In fact, you might just pull the centering ring out and get enough by sanding it down instead. You probably need to back-fill at the top with a thick o-ring between the reflector and lens.

I’m expecting that a few mm can make a huge difference. Just don’t want to land up with an ugly black ring.

My first hurtle is that I don’t mind fixing things, but don’t like to break things. I tried to unscrew it by hand but got nowhere fast. I know I saw a thread where someone had taken apart the VG10. A bit of vodka fortifier……and I’m going to try it the next few days.

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A few mm could make it a mule. I’d start with 1/2 mm, then go 1/4 mm at a time until it looked right. Unless mule is what you’re going for. In which case, you could just take the reflector out and not use it at all.

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Spartan wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
If you’re going to sand down the reflector (on the bottom, where the LED opening is) to de-focus it a little and get a wider beam, that can work. Just try a tiny bit at a time. It doesn’t take much to get out of focus. In fact, you might just pull the centering ring out and get enough by sanding it down instead. You probably need to back-fill at the top with a thick o-ring between the reflector and lens.

I’m expecting that a few mm can make a huge difference. Just don’t want to land up with an ugly black ring.

My first hurtle is that I don’t mind fixing things, but don’t like to break things. I tried to unscrew it by hand but got nowhere fast. I know I saw a thread where someone had taken apart the VG10. A bit of vodka fortifier……and I’m going to try it the next few days.

I’ve found that when dealing with a stubborn bezel, sticking some hockey tape along the webbing of your hand between your thumb and index finger can really help you get a good grip on it, and also protect yourself from getting cut by a crenelated edge.

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DavidEF wrote:
A few mm could make it a mule. I’d start with 1/2 mm, then go 1/4 mm at a time until it looked right. Unless mule is what you’re going for. In which case, you could just take the reflector out and not use it at all.

Way less then I thought.

I thought about a mule, but unless it has a heck of a lot of lumens, too much dispersion. I’d settle for orange peel reflector.

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Spartan wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
A few mm could make it a mule. I’d start with 1/2 mm, then go 1/4 mm at a time until it looked right. Unless mule is what you’re going for. In which case, you could just take the reflector out and not use it at all.

Way less then I thought.

I thought about a mule, but unless it has a heck of a lot of lumens, too much dispersion. I’d settle for orange peel reflector.

Use some CLEAR Spray Laquer inside the reflector and make it much like an Orange peel. Just a very light coat from about 14 to 16 inches away and if it is not enough then another light second , or third coat , checking the beam between each coat until you get the desired beam you want , (much like using defusing film). Just don’t get it too heavy or it will not reflect the light out well.
Just be sure this is the route you want because once done it can not be undone.

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Thanks robo! I had forgotten about that! Else I would have recommended it. Big Smile

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Just in case you wanted an idea of how DC-Fix would affect the beam pattern, I took a quick comparison shot.
About 2 metres away from the surface, on the medium brightness preset.

Not a great picture, but it gives you an idea of the change in how intensity is distributed and also the smoothing out of the tint around the corona.

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Hi,

There are a lot of people here with more light experience than me, and I don’t mod, but I have given away two thorfire lights and much prefer utorch or convoy for price/comfort/quality. Just my .02

good luck

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Amazing flashlight for the money. Those of you who use it for Airsoft. did you replace/mod the momentary switch or what modes do you use?

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