Orange WF-502B?

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Orange WF-502B?

I love orange. But since I didn't find any orange budget high power lights, I did some anodizing and made one:head

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Its far from being perfect, but its ok for the first try, and I will try different hosts.

 

 

 

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Very nice. How it's done? Over the initial anodizing?

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No, I removed the initial anodizing and did the whole process.

I will add some pictures when I do the next run.

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Nice work. I've always liked the looks of the 502B and the orange looks really good (except it is the color of my college's arch rival so I would never be caught dead with anything that color).

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Beautiful!

DIY anodizing is next on my list of hobbies I want to try.


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Go Big Orange!

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I love orange, too.  So tempted by some DX lights because of the orange but not thrilled by the lights themselves.  Please do tell how you got into anodizing.  I do gun work, including parkerizing and bluing but don't have anyway to finish aluminum except bake on paint or powder coat...

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Great! Very nice work Wink

Please add more photos of the flashlight and of the process.

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That's excellent, very nice, I like how you didn't anodize the front surface.

How does one remove an anodized layer?

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Vortex wrote:

That's excellent, very nice, I like how you didn't anodize the front surface.

How does one remove an anodized layer?

2% lye

Some guys have used Greased Lightning.

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that's funny - when bluing a gun I use toilet bowl cleaner - i think its lye doing the work, i'll check next time I buy some.  The gel sticks pretty well so you don't have to immerse it, although the bluing turns to grey steel so fast it almost doesn't matter...

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I love the orange ..90% of my lights would be orange if i knew how to  ..DIY at home anodizing for dummies

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instructions please?

Anyone spray paint their lights. My best mate is a spray painter. I could get any color I wanted

 

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the coolest looking light i've seen. great job! i sure wish they were available like that.

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heinzeins, THAT has to go in the glove box of my new 2012, Tangerine Scream, Ford Focus ST!

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Aluminum does not like paint much if at all. Chips away easily. Anodizing however likes aluminium very much but as Don pointed out a zillion of times the chemicals involved are quite dangerous and the whole process must be throughly tought before attempting it. Do not ever attempt it indoors.

If i remember properly electricity is involved and sulphuric acid (did i spelled that right? H2SO4 anyway) along with food/clothing dye's for coloring.

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