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You can try here.

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What’s some good quality gitd tape? where to purchase?

or here
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What’s some good quality gitd tape? where to purchase?
or here

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The SST-20 4000k version will be released next week.
Good. Any idea what day? I was far down the list and have not ordered yet. I was on the list for a XPL HI. I was going to get a 7A. Can I change that to the SST-20 LED when I order?

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The SST-20 4000k version will be released next week.

Please don’t announce things which aren’t confirmed. Nobody knows when or even if it’ll happen… not even Neal.

What we know is: A SST-20 4000K version might be released next week. Or it might not.

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And as I was expecting, the SST-20 won’t be available starting next week.

Sorry guys. My source was wrong.

Yep Karl M Atwood, it seems you had not completed reading when you posted.

The rest of the story is quoted above.

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these what I have found, turbo glow gasket

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Oh! Where? How much? Smile

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I’ll take some turbo glow gaskets please.

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Neal wrote:
these what I have found, turbo glow gasket


Those look good!! Beer . Nice & thick too.

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I was thinking that the FW3A needed a touch of Industrial raw-ness……like it was meant to be… Innocent

. Black coated clip Sick ….has got’s to go……blasted clip is cool, but it’s missing something….

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. it needs a bit of Road Rash and in time.. Oxidation Big Smile

Did you chemically strip the ano or mechanically? Reason for not doing the tailcap?

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[quote=JaredM][quote=KawiBoy1428]I was thinking that the FW3A needed a touch of Industrial raw-ness……like it was meant to be… Innocent

. Black coated clip Sick ….has got’s to go……blasted clip is cool, but it’s missing something….

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. it needs a bit of Road Rash and in time.. Oxidation Big Smile

Did you chemically strip the ano or mechanically? Reason for not doing the tailcap?
Thanks for all the comments and sorry for not replying to questions earlier asked, internet has been going nutso?

. The body has been Glass Bead Blasted, it peens the material and leaves a cool finish. I don’t like chem stripping. I also like to keep the ano on the threads and such. I choose not to strip the knurling on this one, wanted some color contrast and also because bare metal knurling is a bitch to keep clean, dirt and oxidation between the grooves below the knurl peaks always look’s dirty, never polish’s out very well. Ano knurl is easier to clean and keep looking good and it’s what the wife liked/wanted…. I guess… Facepalm

. But I will have to do a complete strip and polish on one of the next FW3A that are coming up, just because…I have so many other lights completely naked. Big Smile

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Nev wrote:

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these what I have found, turbo glow gasket !
Those look good!! Beer . Nice & thick too.
The price is nice & thick too Facepalm

$25. 

Whut?? Shocked

Where did you get that price?? Shocked . Neal didn’t post a price did he?
Hopefully that is a typo or something.

That is outrageous it seems…. Facepalm

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@teacher, check relampago’s message.

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@teacher, check relampago’s message.
Thank you Tally-ho, I had missed that. Thumbs Up

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For that price I can get a spool of glow in the dark filament. hmmm…

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Yeah, I am wondering if that price is “each” or for an assortment pack of 10 or 15. If it is “each”, I can’t imagine that guy would sell very many. Wink

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Did Neal say anything on his Facebook page or elsewhere about glow-in-the-dark gaskets custom cut to match the Carclo triple optics?

I saw a couple pictures shared elsewhere, but no details provided.


You can cut a piece of GITD tape to put inside the lens, like my D4.

Yep. I’m already planning to get some GITD tape for various projects. I was just thinking if Neal ends up offering something custom-cut, especially in different colors that I could swap out easily as the mood suits me, for a reasonable price, I’d likely get a few when I order my FW3A (waiting for the SST-20).

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The gaskets are super cool, assuming they don’t block any of the light. I hope Neal can source them and sell them on his site.

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I think it’s $25 each for the gaskets.

I Googled ‘Turboglow’ and found the material in 1/4” thick for sale on Carbon Waves website. It’s a lot of money for not a lot of material!

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I think it’s $25 each for the gaskets.

I Googled ‘Turboglow’ and found the material in 1/4” thick for sale on Carbon Waves website. It’s a lot of money for not a lot of material!

Wow…. That leaves me out. Sad

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Couldn’t a few with a 3D printer get the GITD filament and print these for the wider team? Say, charge a few bucks per turboglow + shipping?

Or are there any 3D printing services that would do it if we deliver the 3D data (not sure what this data is called, sorry)?

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Any thoughts related to shipping for ordering only the light vs the light+battery?

Since you can’t ship batteries by normal slow services, would shipping be faster if I order with batteries?

(I was going to place 2 orders, one for the light then one for some batteries. My intention was to prevent being out the lump of money while waiting for the light to come in stock and get the batteries before the light)

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The light is not much more than $25, so that would be pretty expensive for a gasket. I bet we can get them cheaper

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I can hear CRX voice saying “do it yourself : glow powder, epoxy, drill bits, sandpaper, done”. Big Smile

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iamlucky13 wrote:
Did Neal say anything on his Facebook page or elsewhere about glow-in-the-dark gaskets custom cut to match the Carclo triple optics?

I’ve used these inserts in my D4. The same seller has inserts for Carclo triples that look like they’ll work in the FW3A.

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Tally-ho wrote:
I can hear CRX voice saying “do it yourself : glow powder, epoxy, drill bits, sandpaper, done”. Big Smile
Thumbs Up .. That could be done. Beer

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Tally-ho wrote:
I can hear CRX voice saying “do it yourself : glow powder, epoxy, drill bits, sandpaper, done”. Big Smile

You know me too well!
I was trying to refrain Big Smile

You can make very cheap versions from the tape.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/62243

I’m planning on trying some thicker silicone versions.

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Yeah, the price for that gasket is a bit ridiculous.
You can get a 1kg spool of GITD filament for 20-40$. Time is the real cost obviously but that’s a tiny piece.

Let’s see, what’s the volume of that thing…multiply by this, carry to three, deduct that…uhm fuck all is the answer.
In case you’re wondering, we’re talking about less than half a cubic centimeter.
So a spool would net you, idk, 1500pcs or more.

I got curious how much material it would take and how long it would take so…

…I slapped together a representative model of that thing (~20×20×3mm with appropriate holes) and fed it to Cura.
Looks like you could print 56 of them at a time in an Ultimaker 3 and Cura estimates it would take a hair over 3 hours with the default “Fast” profile while using a whopping 32g of material (generic PLA AA 0.8).
And that’s at 0.2mm layer height, with a part like this I would bump it to 0.3mm layer height and have it only take ~2hrs15mins. Or roughly ~2½ minutes a piece.
Dropping the thickness to 2.5mm means it would take only 1hr50mins and use 26g of material.
Sure you can tune it further to save even more time but that’s fast enough.

There are 3D printing factories in China with a room full of printers so you could have a load of these made in no time at all.
Just for the giggles I looked on 3dhubs, punching in Shenzhen and some factory would charge ~800 USD for 999pcs and you could get them by next tuesday.
If some chinese flashlight company would do the ordering, handling, storage, shipping side of things, how much would they charge?
Could they do it for 5$ a piece incl. slow boat shipping?

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On the other hand, Neal might be a few steps ahead of us. *checks his store just in case. Oh well let’s hope that FW3A pic is a sign of things to come!

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