New L2P's in COLOR

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New L2P's in COLOR

Saw this at the other place. To be released soon, they say. The blue is calling my name. The picture came from http://www.solarforce.hk so it is legit.

Only thing I'm not so sure about is the L2P has always been HA Type III and I didn't think they could dye the natural color to gold or blue like this.

New L2P colors

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http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?320313

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already posted here.  not that there's anything wrong with that.

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As I understand it, you can't have HAIII in colors (other than black and natural). I just look at it as more finishes that won't match the accessories.

Just based on that pic, I'd say the black and grey may now be similar to the finish on the L2T. Eh... maybe not... its hard to tell.

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blue. a few scratches add character. i wonder how much they are.

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I like em but I hate the stock L2p switch..and there are no other colour switches..

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Of course, now they need red. I'm hoping there's no price premium on these and the blue is really the blue they are showing and not a bluish-purple.

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They look very happy together...

I'm glad to see they are offering colors as body only so you can put what you want in them.  I have been holding off on the L2P, but hope somehow the blue is HAlll.

Blue is my favorite color.

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I knew it was a bad idea to click on this thread.  Frown

 

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They'd come out with Magenta and Blue soon.  Smile

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That's just wrong! Now I have to have one of each color. I would like a red one too

 

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Yeah, red would be awesome! I like those. Maybe we will even get some funky splash-styled ones? Nah, probably not.

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With different colors you can start doing some lego combinations. A blue/black combo would be cool.

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Yeah, they should do a lightish red.

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Oh where, oh where is Foy:p
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mizjif wrote:
Oh where, oh where is Foy:p

I bet Foy is in Hongkong dipping L2P's in blue dye. That's why we haven't heard from him.

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I hope Foy did not hard anodized himself . Wink It may look cool...  but it might not be healthy.

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I hope Foy did not hard anodized himself . Wink It may look cool...  but it might not be healthy.

What worries me more is how far back he's lapped and polished his head to make it smooooth....and...shiny....

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group buy? i'm in for a couple.

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When do they go on sale? I like that grey. I'm with Cabfrank if it gets us a discount- I'll have to get two.

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i'd love one in orange...   maybe they're listening....

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Anyone have any info yet on when these are rolling out? They, SF Sales, are using the pic on their website but I dont see any mention of availability.

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Blue is also calling my name since it is my most fav color.......must have i say.

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brted wrote:

Only thing I'm not so sure about is the L2P has always been HA Type III and I didn't think they could dye the natural color to gold or blue like this.

It could still be Hard-Coat.  MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 is what is generally referred to as "HA Type III".  In olden times, it was very difficult to dye any color other than Black, but more recently, the coating itself is near colorless and is much easier to dye.  I've done many military projects in MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 that are colored gold and red.

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Type II anodize

Type II anodize is what you find typically on aluminum flashlights that have a very shiny coating of color -- using an electrochemical process it is possible to make aluminum flashlights an a wide variety of colors. Type II anodizing achieves bright flashy colors like paint, but does not chip off. This anodize is no harder than the aluminum itself and can wear away with time. Most commonly, type II anodize is found on cheaper flashlights, brightly colored flashlights, and the ever-popular Maglites.

Type III anodize

Type III hard anodize, or HA, as it is known, is the coating of choice on aluminum flashlights. (By the way, there is no such thing as HAII, HA2.5, or HAIII -- either you are Type II or Type III/HA, not some frankensteinien mix of the two nomenclatures.) It is very, very hard, and is a sort of aluminum oxide that is harder, more wear-resistant, and results in a nice matte finish. Hard anodize lights generally come in a much plainer variety of colors: gold, tan, olive drab green, and black. The exact tint is dependent on a lot of things as the hard anodize process is more complicated and expensive than Type II, but can partly be attributed to different grades of aluminum and dye added to the process. Hard anodize is weakest on sharp edges such as bezels, knurling, and tailcaps first and will gracefully rub off on those parts, but will usually hold up great for years to come on the smooth portions of a light. On a hard impact, hard anodize can chip (because it is very hard and brittle) but unlike paint the chipping will not spread to "infect" other parts of the light. Type III anodize can be found on many higher-end flashlights like Surefire and Inova.

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That gray looks good to me.  Hope it is consistent.

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Awww.. When I saw new posts on this thread I thought the colors were finally in the shop... Sad Sad Sad

Hopefully they will arrive soon.. But I have no money Sad