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

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good idea

fyi, oven cleaner from "dollar tree" works as well as easy-off.  the stuff is like magic for neglected carburetors Smile

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I must stop.(just one more?) I do see benefits though. It cleans up the ano, especially on the threads. Also makes your lights unique and is a way of indentifying them from other people's. Say someone stole your lights and were caught but how would you prove they were yours if they dont have serial numbers. nevermind.....

A gas torch is really a fast way to do it.   I was thinking of heating one up to the point were it just starts to change color and then dropping water or oil on it.

 

 

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The 504B is almost handsome now.

Looks like I need to bake the tube a little longer.  My F15 is now the automotive equivalent of a 1997 Eldorado with a carriage roof, wide white walls and a Continental kit.

 

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This one is for Boaz. I know how much he loves these lanterns. I went a little too hard on this. You would not be able to reach this temp in an oven. The kd c8 is to show the difference in color.

 

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edc wrote:

The colour is more brown than the photo shows, the 503b is bronze looking. Next one I will really cook and see how light it will go

@edc: Is the top light a Yezl Z1? I have that exact light but mine doesn't say CREE on the faceplate. I'm interested because it is really my crappiest light, but I like the size and form. Turning it into a copper or bronze color would be a definite improvement

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I believe it to be the Ultrafire 2100 - basically the same light as the Yezl

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Ah, thanks. Looks good in copper either way
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Chicago X wrote:

I believe it to be the Ultrafire 2100 - basically the same light as the Yezl

correct!

 

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Amazing, simply amazing.   I had more fun doing this than a kid in a candy shop.

 

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Hahaha I'm glad I brought some fun to u guys, I'm cooking a lot of lights to ,will show soon ,lol it's addictive
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yep, I was skeptical at first..then fired up the toaster oven on broil and threw er in...ten minutes later I was whoopin.  Wife thought I had burned kitchen stove as it smelled for a minute or so.(old lube i guess).   When I showed her what I'd done she laughed out loud.    Alchemy  Alchemy....turning black soot into GOLD....LMAO !!

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I tried this out on the bezel and tail cap of a cheap torch I had. Instead of putting it in the oven I put it under the grill for more direct heat. I think the problem with putting it in the oven is even at the highest temp the element will be switched on and off to maintain a constant temp. The grill just runs flat out. It worked well and I got a nice bronze effect after ten minutes. Not able to post pictures at the moment.

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I had to crank it up to 500 degrees before anything happened.  I put an L2i in @350 and it did nothing.  Gonna try again at 500.

 

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Broil not bake Wink
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Ohhhh . . . .

I did it wrong.  No wonder it took four hours.

 

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I really must stop. I am wondering what my original dqg tiny aaa would look like baked. It currently has a titanium finish. Well thats what it was called I think.

 

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Swear to God, this is the last one....

This time I did use the broiler, 20 minutes vs 1:45 in the oven. I must say this little project breathed some new life into my least liked flashlight, the Yezl Z1 - Poor finish, ringy beam, flickers, sometimes won't switch modes. So I figured it wouldn't be a great loss either way, plus I saw how edc's UF2100 (the Yezl's doppelganger) turned out and I liked it. And better pictures from my wife's new digital camera instead of the iPhone:

Color is really a cross between gun metal and antique bronze, depending on the light. While I had this thing apart, scrubbed everything clean, sprayed a bit of anti-corrosive lube spray into the switch, lubed the O-rings and threads, tightened everything down and added diffusion film to the lense (courtesy of Chicago-X):

I've always liked the size and form of the Yezl, now it looks nice and works nice too. No longer my least favorite, now middle of the pack. Smile

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I dont have en oven in my apartment Sad , I have only table convection oven (this is with ventilator) I use, and it has only 250 deggrees max...

I baked UltraOk Siik clone for practically an hour and nothing happened Sad 

 

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You could do it over a gas stove too. It would only take minutes to do. Don't over cook it though. I haven't cooked my dqg yet. I am still trying to resist the temptation.

 

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I actually used a frying pan! put it in aluminum foil and just heated that up... (fan on)

not sure what helped the best, because I used a conventional oven and a 1000w toaster Smile

now it has a nice "brown glow"

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It's press fit. By pushing hard on the tailcap you might push the whole assmbly out. The boot will be severely damaged (could use a better color boot anyway) and maybe the switch too. You will probably need to glue it back in after cooking.

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gorann wrote:

I dont have en oven in my apartment Sad , I have only table convection oven (this is with ventilator) I use, and it has only 250 deggrees max...

 

Your oven will be calibrated in degrees Centigrade, not Fahrenheit like the American ones - 250oC is 482oF

 

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Just had to do one more...  I put it in the electric toaster oven with a pad of foil under all parts and  BROIL for 25-30 minutes. Put parts as close to top elements as you can.  Laughing

 

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Streamer -

That looks awesome with the black clip.

 

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that did come out awesome!  might do mine

might also just do bezel and tailcap

I did tractor supply 3xD zoomie w/ torch and it came out GOLD (was orange but changed fast, too much heat)- terrible, I hate it.  I think it will get stripped...

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dam sipik really looks nice, but dissasembling the light would probably make me ruin it Silly

 

 
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I took the clip off the sipik68...didn't bake the tail and couldn't get the lens out of the bezel so it's black for and aft  with a black clip ..I think it's balanced better with touches of black all over it rather than just the tail and clip black ..i like it better than stock Silly   Smile

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"Streamer -

That looks awesome with the black clip."

 

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....and also has black boot... not visible in pic.Wink

btw:  the clip was left on and didn't change...not type II I guess  Surprised

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The clip's coated steel, not anodized aluminum...


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Even SkyRay did the oven thingy.... Wink

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