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Orange AA host?

Where can I get a Orange AA host and parts kit to build a light ?

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You can bake just about any black body and it turns burnt orange. I did it with a propane torch a few years back. Don’t have it anymore, so no pix. There were several posts last year on baking the hosts to change the anodized color. Hope this helps.

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Street-Light wrote:
You can bake just about any black body and it turns burnt orange. I did it with a propane torch
a few years back. Don’t have it anymore, so no pix. There were several posts last year on baking the hosts to change the anodized color. Hope this helps.

Hmm, ok well I would like to build some light that uses 1 AA battery for my girlfriend. She doesn’t know much about batteries and I figure a AA light would be perfect the only thing is the host needs to be orange. So for now the focus can be on a AA host. I could buy the nitecore z1 but would rather use my mad skills and build her one Smile
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A baked flashlight can be made out of any black anodised flashlight of which the body parts can be singled out and baked in a very hot oven, or using a propane torch. The colour comes out in this range, so no bright orange:

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djozz wrote:

A baked flashlight can be made out of any black anodised flashlight of which the body parts can be singled out and baked in a very hot oven, or using a propane torch. The colour comes out in this range, so no bright orange:


How hot and how long till it starts to change color on ha3 inside oven
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Mr. Nobody wrote:
djozz wrote:

A baked flashlight can be made out of any black anodised flashlight of which the body parts can be singled out and baked in a very hot oven, or using a propane torch. The colour comes out in this range, so no bright orange:

How hot and how long till it starts to change color on ha3 inside oven

I’ve just “cooked” a Convoy C8 and a Convoy S2, timing and temperature are different for every torch, time depends mainly by the weight of the torch beacuse it have to became the same temperature, cook the flashlight assembled for a better thermal diffusione and for have better resoults.
However the S2 start toi change color after 3 minutes on the fire of the smallest cooker

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Does that change the color evenly? Or must it be cooked like a hot dog on grill, moving it in circle for best color look etc

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Just leave on the dire, if you see different colours is for a bad heat diffusion

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cicciopanzarotto wrote:
Just leave on the dire, if you see different colours is for a bad heat diffusion

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I’m interested to see what color the S2 turned out since it started Gray instead of black

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Look it turned tan

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Its even tanner now after 4 min. It’s not going orange tho….

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Will post photo ASAP

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wow, is that as white as it looks? Is that a solarforce tube? does it feel different?

Somebody should try it with a new Red S2+ to see what that does.

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Yea solarforce extension tube
Just did a cheap solarforce host
Gold!!!

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Older posts on the subject:

Orange DRY - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7417

Dry Orange - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7814

Baked Ultrafire - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25265

I've done a few cheap hosts like this and got good results using the broiler setting on a toaster oven. Various shades of copper/bronze. I attempted this using a light blue anodized host (the S-R6 host Manafont sold) and it didn't change much. The color lightened slightly but that was all.

I've also used this technique to color-code the bezel ring on a 501b to differentiate between hosts.


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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from left “cooked” C8 body with black bezel, cooked bezel and black C8 and cooked S2

the S2 is a kind of very light gold

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Is that a gray s2? Still looks gray…

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Yes, it is still gray but a very different one. Previously it seems to be a bit of purple insidie the gray bit now the purple turned gold. If I didn’t explain well just tell me Smile

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So I would like to find a AA Host to turn orange that I can Build off of…

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You need to moderate how hot they get  if you want a specific color ..

 Seemed to me that the end of most baked lights ends up a brass color with thin cheaper lights ..thicker heavier lights turn out darker brown .

 i've been on a  cheap clip cooking craze .

 the S series convoy clips are fun too bake .they come out really nicely and can always be sanded back down and re-done 

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