How about a Orange Dry with a brown center :) Tutorial as well!!!

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How about a Orange Dry with a brown center :) Tutorial as well!!!

Well i decided i love the Dry but the look was well Dry, lol so i decided to follow Chicago and Dthrct, and do something different ,, i flamed mine in the oven ,, the tube could have probably stayed in longer but i decided having it two toned was cool , and if i want i can put it back in the oven to match it up i suppose but for now i think it looks cool , still dont know how to put pics in here so u will have to click on it sry ,, this is actually the first forum i have had trouble with pics and i run a fish forum , lol 

 

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btw i just used broil for 30 minutes ,, also disclaimer if u try this please dont blame me if something happens ,, also know that u will have to remove the leds and clean up the glue and desolder the two wires from the driver to get this apart and the ring for the click switch will scratch easy, u can use a wristwatch caseback removal tool to remove it easily, btw im a watchsmith, lol 

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reserved for some more Dry pics and mods Wink

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so what did u use to make it orange ? i have a empty DRY host and would like to try this :)....does the click switch just unscrew ?

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that's awesome!  so it just turned the black ano to orange?!  Is the ano still as hard?  I love the color of the head, I'd like to make a few of my lights that color.  I wonder what 'titanium' ano will come out like...I've got a light that color that I was going to strip.

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Very nice looking for sure and very different

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yep i just turned my oven to broil and moved the rack as close to the top as i could and set the clock for 15 minutes , it started turning brown and left it for 15 more and u get this bright orange color , the body tube was too the right so i think it didnt get direct heat so it was slower to turn ,, but i liked it so i called it quits Wink

yep the ano is exactly same nothing changed that i can see  

 

i removed it with a watch caseback opener ,, like this cheap one http://www.esslinger.com/watchmakers-compact-swiss-watch-back-removal-tool.aspx  

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i have a feeling you've just started quite a fad!

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dthrckt wrote:

i have a feeling you've just started quite a fad!

Yes, something that will make my wife look cross-eyed at me when I answer her "what is in the oven?" question.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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Pun intended! Smile

That is cool. I did not know that could happen. How did you know? Or was it one of those impulses where you just go

" I wonder what happens if.. I COOK MY FLASHLIGHT?" LOL

Love the result. Really different!

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Actually a few years ago before I got out of the hobby a few of us were experimenting with PVD , flaming , oven baking etc. That's when I was a name brand light snob , we found a heat gun works well for making sort of like a tide dye look , I can do various PVD jobs being I do it for wristwatches , it cost money and then the oven trick , Free Wink also when Chicago and u D showed your moods it brought back memories ItI will work best on ha II ano , the 3 stuff does change but takes forever and sometimes comes out splotchy , surefire6 ,9 look cool , liteflux in PVD looks rustic , maglights look like my dry ,surefire 6 does to My wife already knew I was a nut when she married me ,lol I'm always cooking something other than dinner in the oven ,lol btw a toaster oven works ,it just take longer Wink please post up when some of u do it , I'm interested in seeing Smile
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Very nice !!!

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Looks Great

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Hek no i dont mind , i appreciate it ,, i guess i need u to help me do the pictures as well, lol btw thanks for telling me how to remove the leds ,, now i have to figure out which wire goes where on the driver, lol , i know where one goes but the other one has me puzzled , it was already detacched when i popped the driver off ,, i guess they use not enough solder on that one ,, i noticed they also use very thin wire, probably 30 awg ,, really should use a thicker wire imho 

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Great Job!

I remember doing this back in 05'

used some krylon high temp paint to do a camo paint scheme on my paintball gun.

sanded ano then painted. used dried leaves for the pattern. then baked in oven. 

surprisingly it still looks pretty good.

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That looks really nice, completely unique and I love the two tone effect. ezarc posted a few pics of this treatment to his Solarforce L2P. Scroll down to post #7.

Now if we could just get cooked lights to come out gunmetal, I might take up baking.....

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You guys here at BLF are incredible, everyday I learn something new!

Not sure my wife will appreciate... LOL!

Can the process be any harmful to the oven itself? Any disliking smell?

I see all parts have been set vertically on the grill, I immagine that for an even colour it's better not to lay the tube on its side on the grill, is it right?

Oven has to be preheated? What about cooling of parts? Just let them cool inside?

Thanks for suggestions

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I baked my TR D1 at 550 for an hour and a half last night, then this morning for an hour in the toaster on broil.  It looks the same...slightly lighter (silver instead of titanium).  This thing is getting the heat gun after work.

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I can see where is this going... Next would be making it blue in a dishwasher or making it stonewashed look putting it in the washing machine with centrifuge along with a few stones. Explaining what happened to house appliances to your wife.... priceless.

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Not sure I'd want all of those mismatched parts as each piece from the oven appears to be a different shade.  What I could get into it some time with a heat gun or blow torch and some creative camouflage treatment as all the markings would line up on the assembled light.  Now that'd be pretty sweet!

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Hmmm Wonder if i can do them on the gas grill while I'm doing  barbe-que..how do you like your sipik ?extra crispy ? I need to break out the spit ..maybe a Smoked Sunwayman.

What about deep frying ?

 

 Wonder if I should have taken the batteries out first ?

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Thank You! It works.  Look at that, this lasted for 10 minutes.


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Better and faster if you use a piece of alu foil, and a baking dish under it.

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Ok ...I broiled the sipik sk 58 and the sk 68 since they came apart pretty easily ..everything besides the tailcap and the bezel on the sk68 that had the aspheric lens glued in ..

45 minutes on broil in the toaster oven and guess what ?? nothing  not even slight color change ..when I went in and checked them the last time the timmer had run out and the parts were just hot .. ot screaming hot ...just hot .

I couldn't find my pizzia stone so i just transfered the small metal tray to the main oven and popped it onto broil ....centered the parts directly under the coils and broiled them with the door closed .

  unwilling to leave them in the main oven too long i cleaned a few dishes and set a chair in front of the oven and peeked once at them shining a flashlight in at them ..I thought to myself alright i'll set an alarm for like 10 minutes and then check them .....Bang I could find the timer to set it ....they were done ~!! huh ??? OMG the sipik 58 is much brighter orange and the sipik sk68 is a richer more true orange .. it happened ...real fast ..with the real oven i'd guess 12 minutes with the door shut and them up high close to the element . faster than making brownies ..don't leave the room unless you have a seriously massive body on your light .Hitting the other sipik with a steak knife was fun and progressive ..this one was way out of control ...ding ...done .

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What I wouldn't mind seeing (or, more to the point, doing) is some diamondkote, cerakote or DuraCoat.  

The color choices for DuraCoat are crazy and the kits to do it are only $29.95 and can do 2-4 firearms (or at least 6 flashlights, I'd imagine). It even comes in ready to spray cans for no mixing or special equipment.  It cures at low temp of 110 degrees for an hour or air dry for 24 hrs.  You wouldn't even have to disassemble the light or remove electronic components to heat cure it in an oven.

Cerakote is the most durable, I believe, but requires professional installation.  Technically the hobbiest could do it if properly equipped but it requires a little more to do than a DuraCoat.  There are around 50 color choices as well.

 

Diamondkote colors and finishes...
 

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JohnnyMac wrote:
What I wouldn't mind seeing (or, more to the point, doing) is some diamondkote, cerakote or DuraCoat.

I used Duracoat to refinish a pistol with bad bluing once. I got really good results with it, but the Duracoat was a pain to work with. Unless you get the spray can, you will need an airbrush to apply the finish, and the cleanup is going to be difficult. I got a cheap airbrush at Harbor Freight on sale so I considered that to be a disposable instead of using my Paasche. Plus, the Duracoat components have a short shelf life. I bought the smallest quantity I could get and used may 1/3 of it refinishing my pistol, and when I went back to use it on another project later, it had gummed up badly and was unusable.


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JohnnyMac wrote:
What I wouldn't mind seeing (or, more to the point, doing) is some diamondkote, cerakote or DuraCoat.

I used Duracoat to refinish a pistol with bad bluing once. I got really good results with it, but the Duracoat was a pain to work with. Unless you get the spray can, you will need an airbrush to apply the finish, and the cleanup is going to be difficult. I got a cheap airbrush at Harbor Freight on sale so I considered that to be a disposable instead of using my Paasche. Plus, the Duracoat components have a short shelf life. I bought the smallest quantity I could get and used may 1/3 of it refinishing my pistol, and when I went back to use it on another project later, it had gummed up badly and was unusable.

If I do it I'll do the shake and spray kit and have several lights ready to be done at the same time.  Once you mix the hardener with it you have to use it or lose it.  It's a resin that cures, unlike regular paint based coatings.
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what happen if a non black colour is baked? what colour is the result?

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Mr.BrightLights You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this. I already took a different approach, as I normally do.
 
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Here's how I did it.
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My little butane torch! This light is very thin in the areas I heated. I wouldn't try a heavy light, but this one worked ok for experimenting. It took about 15 minutes. Once I got one spot turning color, it went fast.
Wish I had an oxy-acetyene torch!
 
Thanks for giving us one more toy to play with.Laughing

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Old-Lumens wrote:
Mr.BrightLights You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this. I already took a different approach, as I normally do.
 
heat1
 
Here's how I did it.
heat2
 
My little butane torch! This light is very thin in the areas I heated. I wouldn't try a heavy light, but this one worked ok for experimenting. It took about 15 minutes. Once I got one spot turning color, it went fast.
Wish I had an oxy-acetyene torch!
 
Thanks for giving us one more toy to play with.Laughing

Now that I like!  I can see doing the light in various colors with the torch to get a cool camo effect going. Cool
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I think someone with an oxy-acetylene could do it camo style, with a bucket of water to quench. When the metal gets hot enough, discoloration starts to spread rapidly, but with a really hot torch, you could hit a spot and quench, hit a spot and quench. I'd love to see the possibilities! Quenching would stop the spread of the discoloration, but I don't know the adverse affects of the aluminum. Will it get brittle with all of this?

Where's the metallurgist?

 

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