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more bezel madness from Foybezels™

Like many here, I don't like the bezel that comes with a Solarforce L2P.  I'll let you decide if it turned out okay.  Herewith; the new slimline series from the design studios of Foybezel.

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I did that to a already butchered L2 bezel , I ground it down real thin , but since it was already butchered [ I had another idea ] , and rough looking I painted mine black ... 

And it now resides on my L2i .. 

 

As I mentioned , rough and butchered from a other idea I had ...  

But I have a few of these bezels as spare , so I may try and do a clean one ... 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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I don't mind the milder L2P bezel, so I don't think it needs to be changed. You did a nice job because there isn't quite the thickness on this bezel as the L2. Painting it seems like a good idea too.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

Like many here, I don't like the bezel that comes with a Solarforce L2P.  I'll let you decide if it turned out okay.  Herewith; the new slimline series from the design studios of Foybezel.

Before

After

Don't be fooled by fakes - insist on genuine Foybezel.  Because your flashlight deserves to be Foyed.

 

I would call this the SLIMLINE Foybezel.

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Where you're at Foy - really no worries about long term corrosion or discoloring from humidity.  But I'm in a humid swamp environment, and wonder how long untreated AL would last b4 discoloring.  Or even the acids from your hand.  Perhaps might be a good thing to shoot it with a clear coat ... or some other type of protectant.  I keep my torches on the workbench in the garage, would hate to find in a few weeks all my foyed bezels were green.  Yell

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I think the L2P bezel looks fine, but it still looks nice polished. 

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My vote is for the foybezzleshizzle. Props to Foy.

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Do bezels serve any real purpose other than making a light longer than it needs to be?

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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They also block a lot of output ...   

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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old4570 wrote:

They also block a lot of output ...   

"Bad" bezels do that. If it make correctly, beam shouldn't be altered.

Really, Foy, why you didn't like the original bezel? Wish it was SS, but shape of it is good for me Sad  

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Absolutely they need clearcoat, without a doubt.  It was just a proof of concept kind of thing.  It's my least favorite so far but I've perfected my technique on the others.  When the light is good tomorrow I'll shoot some quick pics.  Who would have thought it would come to this.  Flashlight bezels?

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It's not a matter of disliking.  When you accumulate a few dozen flashlights and half of them have the same damn bezel, I begin to consider other possibilities.  Also, my life is such that this type of activity suits me.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

It's not a matter of disliking.  When you accumulate a few dozen flashlights and half of them have the same damn bezel, I begin to consider other possibilities.  Also, my life is such that this type of activity suits me.

itiswhatitisIsupposeFoy

 

C'mon and admit it Foy, you lust after one of these bezels

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...

http://dreammustang.com/

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<laughing>

The Klingon strike bezel.  Some of those restrict the beam into a triangle.  Does the tail cap on that light have stainless on the end?  That's kinda cool, no?

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I didn't know Jetbeam made those....a lot of "premium" lights have stainless ends. 

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trooplewis wrote:

Do bezels serve any real purpose other than making a light longer than it needs to be?

It depends.  If you like the lens to stay in place when using the light other than shining straight up into the sky it's handy to have a bezel in most lights. 0:)

BTW I think your modified bezel looks great. Nice work Foy!

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

The Klingon strike bezel.

There is a similar monstrosity from Solarforce , more stuff for your orbital to grind down. Wink

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Sounds like a good way to foy-up your flashlights.. and that's a good thing! Nice mod foy. It looks so much better without those crenulations.

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Here's a beamshot from the Klingon bezel that comes with the Trustfire F22/Yezl equivalent.

Klingon Bezel

Light with silly bezel

 

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https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

It's not a matter of disliking.  When you accumulate a few dozen flashlights and half of them have the same damn bezel, I begin to consider other possibilities.  Also, my life is such that this type of activity suits me.

itiswhatitisIsupposeFoy

Dozens of Solarforce, you mean lol :bigsmile: Yeah, I only have one SF and I like it. Perhaps, with 10 SF more, I'll hate that bezel :bigsmile:

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Don - Love the laynard on that F22.

Vectrex - I actually like that head very much.  I think it would look awesome with the right bezel.  I wonder if those fins might offer real cooling benefits.

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The F22 is pretty much the nicest light I've come across. I lost my one in November - so bought a new one which is somewhere between HK and me. The Yezl doesn't come with that nice lanyard - which is elasticated material - but does come with the Klingon bezel and has an XP-G R5 instead of the XP-E R2 in the F22.

 

The F22 is the better light IMO and I have (Will have) both.

 

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Very good work Foy!
Which are the official seller of these bezel? I search  on FoyExtreme, FoyDomain and also on ManaFoy but i didn't found them! Laughing

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Did you try qualityfoygoods, BestOfferFoy, or popfoying?

BTW, try to avoid dinofoyrect and neverfoying.

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Okay, I'm done. (for now)

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The next logical step would be acquiring chemicals and start doing homemade anodizing...

Sulfuric acid is involved and it is a not so nice acid to play with. Beware! It's an outdoor job.

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Or better:

Start doing 10pack of sainless steell bezels for 9,90usd shipped! Big Smile

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Budgeteer wrote:

Or better:

Start doing 10pack of sainless steell bezels for 9,90usd shipped! Big Smile

A 10 pack for $9.90 shipped?  Ok, I'm in for one.

 

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Ok I need to ask ..can you get them to a shine ?

When I start buffing I can't stop / I was shining up some pieces to an antennea the other day and broke out the huge box of every grit imaginable sandpaper and steel wool ..I had never seen aluminum shine so brightly ...sos pad made them shine  shine shine .But I keep thinking  a piece of cloth  and a drill  guess I need to learn about rouge ..  hmmm looks like they are saying chrome polish and aluminum in the same  breath.. time to hunt down the chrome polish .. don't skip the sos pad if you have them .. i never use then and am excited to actually use them ..700 year old sos pads used in mesopotamina to clean clay pots  and shine Bronze .

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNWN_en&q=rouge+polishing+compound+aluminum+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

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raccoon city wrote:

Did you try qualityfoygoods, BestOfferFoy, or popfoying?

BTW, try to avoid dinofoyrect and neverfoying.

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lol :bigsmile: Wait a little bit more, they just updating their dataFoy with new bezels :bigsmile:  

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How did you forget ManaFoy? XD LOL!

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