Would you pay $4.50 for a stainless steel C8 bezel by Convoy?

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Tom E wrote:

There are standard C8’s then there are standard C8’s. Another words, no guarantees. I’ve done a lot of LEGO’ing of C8 parts a ways back, and managed some success, some not so much.

I have 4 C8s, 2 by Convoy, an UltraFire and a Thorfire cheapo, and the bezels are all interchangeable.
The rest is not.
I have 2 more lights with the same bezels, and they are interchangeable too.
A.f.a.i.k. only the Xtind bezel is slightly taller, but uses the same threading though.
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Any news yet?

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Maybe…

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Jerommel wrote:
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I’d consider one if it was a new design and not just a steel version of the typical c8 bezels.

If I have my way it will be a new design. Wink

When you mean like this:

i would like that too.
Maybe even better than the regular design.

I would definitely buy one or two of these if they were made like the picture above

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First round. A test sample only and it’s 3mm longer than it should be, but I figure I’d post a picture to see what you all think. This is one of two designs the second of which is a different style and crenelated though not like the existing bezel. Feel free to comment on this one.

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Love the design!

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Yes!

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Nice!

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Like the design! But yea, sticks out pretty far - best to keep as close to the glass as possible - less blockage, less interference with the beam.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Get us an attack bezel please They would sell heaps of people use C8 weapons mounted.

I didn’t mean to ignore this. I know the C8 is a popular weapon mount but I have not heard any demand for more aggressive bezels until your post. I could easily have missed it though…

It certainly won’t be the first round but if there are sufficient people that actually want this then it can probably make the next in line list, though I’d need to run it by Simon. I personally have never thought “attack bezels” to be taken seriously but I’m not so arrogant as to think my opinion is more than just that.

If others are interested in an “attack bezel” feel free to speak up but know that it would probably cost significantly more than the simple SS bezel currently being proposed.


Sorry mate did not see this till now. I am not doing any attacking i just like the look lol. I cant be the only one? It can come in handy in some situations like glass breaking.

I just seen those pics. I am not a fan of it. I will probably be the only one to say this but i like the C8 bezel as is. But in stainless that would be awesome or even a tad more aggressive. I think there would be a market for it. Some people find it tacky i guess the attack bezels.
This bezel design i can not even see if the light is on one of the reason i have 5 C8s lol. even some thing like the BLF D80 design bezel its still simplistic and stylish without being over the top?

I hate adding my opinion because what i like will be different to other people so what i like not every one will. Some one some where will defiantly whinge about it no matter what! lol

I now have my grinder i can try and make it like a attack bezel lol. My artist skills are so bad i asked my gf if she thought me or my two year old nephew drew and picture and she said me hahahaha.
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I’m not sure about that design, there is something about the grooves that look wrong to me, I’m not sure if it’s the dimensions or something else though.

I’m not a fan of attack bezels and I don’t think one made of stainless would break a car window, at least with any consistency would it? In my limited experience a hardened point or a fair amount of heft was needed.

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Yea but it depends on the crenulation dimensions. Stainless steel is a lot stronger then aluminium. I think you could smash a window with most attack bezels just need to use force or the force lol.

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That would actually make a great video see if we can smash a window with a stainless steel bezel. Any one want to lend me a window? Silly

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I think you’ll be surprised at how hard it is to break a car window, at least when you want it to break Facepalm

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Yea I know but not only car windows we could be talking house windows in an emergency. Also depends on the windows it’s self.

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You need a pointy hammer for a car window.

Not a flashlight…

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I don’t like the grooves on the proposed bezel.
I’s not “C8”.

Something like this would be best:

But the C8 needs a rather tall bezel, so maybe it’s just not a good idea either way..

However, this:


Looks good too i.m.o.

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Any news? It seems like all is quiet on the western front (starting from the USA).
A standard C8 bezel made of regular shiny stainless steel can be an asset to any C8.
But most certainly would look great on a clear coated or a (light)grey C8. Just saying.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I would pay $6 for an SS bezel for the C8. Jeez, even an SS bezel for a Solarforce P60 host costs $6.

Only requirement: It has to be foy-bezel style, no “tactical” BS crenelating. Evil

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If you look back through this thread you’ll see pictures of the first prototype. That one will never see production. In fact, I’m sorry foy-fans but if it happens it’s going to be a crenelated bezel, but not in the old style and nothing aggressively tactical. I can show you what it will look like pretty soon and more news will be coming after CNY is completely over. Takes a while for things in China to return to normal after the festival time is over.

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“Not in the old style”
The old style being the normal C8 bezel shape?

Can’t wait to see what it’ll be. Smile

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I might sand back a old C8 bezel i have here and polish it up. I can always sand the bezel to the shape i want it.

Standard bezel is half between the prototype and what i wanted lol. In hindsight a bezel that is to big just gets in the way.

The crenelations are good because i store my C8s upside down so its good to know the light isn’t on.

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I suppose I can give you a glimpse of what I’m proposing. As you know, the first prototype didn’t come out quite the way we hoped. Simon didn’t like it at all and wanted to just scrap the whole project. I think I may have him convinced to give it a second shot though. I knew I needed to help Simon see what I was envisioning so I asked a friend to help me create a “picture” of what I think the bezel should look like. He’s pretty decent with CAD models and rendering images from said models. Some of you may have seen my friend’s work before. Cool

This is about what I had in mind…

Is this something you would buy?

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Nice work mate I like it! Its probably the same height as the original bezel just its square cuts not rounded edges.

Its nice.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Nice work mate I like it! Its probably the same height as the original bezel just its square cuts not rounded edges.

Its nice.


Actually, it’s shorter than the original bezel by about 2 mm.
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Cool i like it a lot. Just have to wait and see what Simon says.

The overall size doesn’t really matter. It would be good to see how it works on the light if it interferes with the beam at all. Seeing as its short i doubt that it would.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Cool i like it a lot. Just have to wait and see what Simon says.

The overall size doesn’t really matter. It would be good to see how it works on the light if it interferes with the beam at all. Seeing as its short i doubt that it would.


Darn! Wish we would have thought of how it might interfere with the beam…Oh, wait… Wink Silly

Somehow I think we’ll be ok.

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I would buy in a heartbeat. That will not get in the way of the beam. Little more spill!

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Good work!

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i like the look j-dub74 and for $6 its a steal!

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