Meteor M43 color changing - 14 pics

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Meteor M43 color changing - 14 pics

Hi Freaks. Wink
Cause I don’t like the black bezel & tailcap, I changed the color with heat:














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Awesome!
How does this work exactly?

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Very nice indeed Hannoveraner.
Like what you have done and I also like how the colors came out.

You will have to post the guide how to do that!

I have kept mine in the original configuration – so far !!??

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Awesome! I wish I had a couple of those light to try it on Big Smile

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Those look incredible, I wish I could justify the cost for a light like that.

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FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
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Very well done!

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Great job man! 3 of them, is a pretty impressive collection.

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I just bought one, i hope this is a good light and not fake. it seems that every other light is fake

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Ultrasonic2 wrote:
I just bought one, i hope this is a good light and not fake. it seems that every other light is fake

which 20 usd+ lightis fake and where did you buy it?

 

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Looking good!

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Thank’s guys.

I have used my ceramic hub to produce the heat. Each of the three parts requires a different time. So you need to be very attentive in terms of the time.
But beware, it can cause ugly spots! Then you can heat only longer and the metal becomes grey!

The color first becomes brown, then beige, then grey.

I wish you good succeed. Wink

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Nice job!

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
list of my drivers & variants (A17DD, FET+1 stuff, WIP stuff, etc)

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Can you elaborate just a bit?
What temp? And what metal are these made of?
I mean I can just put a black ALU flashlight body on a hot plate to change it to brown or grey?

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The Miller wrote:
Can you elaborate just a bit?
What temp? And what metal are these made of?
I mean I can just put a black ALU flashlight body on a hot plate to change it to brown or grey?

Just heat it up, and watch the color changing.
This is how i did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkNAweVtWRM

Don’t forget to remove the switch, leds, driver, O-rings…

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Wow that seems easy.
And sure remove all parts
Thanks this is worth a shot with my budget ultrafire C8 perhaps.

hahahaha I had a flashlight with red bezel, Ultrafire zoomie.
So I removed the part and put it on the fire.
I wanted to make the red bezel look nice on the light.
It is cooling now, when cooled and assembled I will post before and after pics, I like it a lot better now that is for sure, thanks!

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Nice Job!!

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Fun Stuff! Thanks!

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How did you get the white versions bezels to gray out? More time at temp? Or are they just different to begin with? Want to sell that one? }:-)

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M4D M4X wrote:
Ultrasonic2 wrote:
I just bought one, i hope this is a good light and not fake. it seems that every other light is fake

which 20 usd+ lightis fake and where did you buy it?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Model-SKY-RAY-9-x-CREE-XM-L-T6-13500LM-3-Mode-LED-flashlight-torch/32350888454.html

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Hannoveraner thanks a lot for showing this awesome trick
Used it and love the result!