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M78 wrote:
Can someone point me to a post number or link for a D-ring that will fit my Q8. 489 pages are too many to look through.

Here ya go!

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I have just received 2 of those “D” rings for my Q8“s.
They are nice & solid & thread all the way in to the tripod hole without bottoming out Thumbs Up

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Just heat treated my Q8’s bezel Wink

Of course colors aren’t as intensive as on Ti , but it still looks cool .

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Giorgoskok, that looks really nice!

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WestBam wrote:
Published by the Hungarian BLF Q8 review.

Thanks very much for your excellent review. I think a must-read for those of us still waiting for ours.

Cleanly translated by Google to English, maybe this direct link will work:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=hu&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie...

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bella-headlight wrote:
I have just received 2 of those “D” rings for my Q8“s.
They are nice & solid & thread all the way in to the tripod hole without bottoming out Thumbs Up
That is great news!! Thumbs Up . Thanks for sharing…… Beer
They do look sturdy too.

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BG canceled my Q8 order dating back to 9/7!!!!
And no back payment on PP… so they still have my money. Flat Stare
Advice?

PS: i just placed again an order for the Q8 – my code still works.
I’m still down $40.

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Just ordered 3 D-rings. Thanks

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Can you open a ticket Patmurris? IR does the cancel also mean no more option like that?
You could wait for the 9th and send Swi a PM here. That would be the friendliest thing to do but I know you are waiting on this a long time so can imagine you are fed up.
Dang this should have been done way back.

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I would recommend you PM Miller. He will get it fixed for you.

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giorgoskok wrote:
Just heat treated my Q8’s bezel Wink

Of course colors aren’t as intensive as on Ti , but it still looks cool .

looks good. Any chance you can get a picture from further away? Say like an arms length away?

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Sweet score, love the felt/soft liner

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The Miller wrote:
Nice GK! Teach us how please! Me want!

I am guessing, heat, then quench in oil. Nice predictable process on plain steel, mixed results with SS IME but if the material is amenable, beautiful results.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-colour-steel-with-HEAT/

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giorgoskok wrote:
Just heat treated my Q8’s bezel Wink

Of course colors aren’t as intensive as on Ti , but it still looks cool .


That looks good!! Thumbs Up . Did you flame it with a torch??
Heat coloring like this works good on Stainless Steel. No quench necessary unless you are ‘heat treating’ the steel…. as in a knife blade.

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Just heated it with a blowtorch until it reach the color i wanted Wink

As i said , colors aren’t vivid like on Titanium , but it is still really cool on some light conditions like in the pic .

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giorgoskok wrote:
Just heated it with a blowtorch until it reach the color i wanted Wink

As i said , colors aren’t vivid like on Titanium , but it is still really cool on some light conditions like in the pic .

It looks real nice George….. Smile

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giorgoskok wrote:
Just heated it with a blowtorch until it reach the color i wanted Wink

As i said , colors aren’t vivid like on Titanium , but it is still really cool on some light conditions like in the pic .

Very nice. I wonder which type of SS it is. Is a magnet attracted, even weakly ?

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Very nice. I wonder which type of SS it is. Is a magnet attracted, even weakly ?
I just checked all of mine & no magnetic attraction at all. Zero.

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Would holding it in the flames of a stove work?
Ah lol let me try that heheh

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M78 wrote: Can someone point me to a post number or link

Go to the top of the page
Choose “Search within thread”
enter the words “tripod socket” (without quotation marks)

That will give you a variety of possibilities several people have mentioned

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On aliexpress, the magic search words appear to be “neck strap screw”. That’s how I found many listings for small variations of the nice, rounded one.

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The Miller wrote:
Would holding it in the flames of a stove work? Ah lol let me try that heheh

I think it will work , but it will get a little black too from the flames .

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giorgoskok wrote:
The Miller wrote:
Would holding it in the flames of a stove work? Ah lol let me try that heheh

I think it will work , but it will get a little black too from the flames .


Yes it works Smile
cooling now Smile
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giorgoskok wrote:
The Miller wrote:
Would holding it in the flames of a stove work? Ah lol let me try that heheh

I think it will work , but it will get a little black too from the flames .

Heck, just toss it on the barbie/bbq during your next grilling session. Smoke it ! LOL

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Some lights Delivered Today.

https://imgur.com/a/iWeFc

Got lights now its from mobile only.

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Actual conversation last night while I held a Q8:

(click it on to some random middle mode)
“wow that’s a bright flashlight!”
(giggle) “not yet…” (double click)
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Big Smile

The bezel cooled
This is a 2 minute thing, cooling not counted, looks nice, even wife likes it
And it is from the proto, but I think it will look better on the black one, so might just swap it
Thanks

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spinynorman wrote:
I wonder if we might could use some simple nickname for the second batch of lights (Q8* maybe?) so when they start coming in and being discussed we will know the difference. This assumes there is some fairly obvious visual difference (like screw heads).

I think “second batch” light should be fine.

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teacher wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
Very nice. I wonder which type of SS it is. Is a magnet attracted, even weakly ?
I just checked all of mine & no magnetic attraction at all. Zero.

Good SS then. https://greenwoodmagnetics.com/resource/what-is-the-difference-between-3...

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My brother picked up his Q8 from me today. I went over the operation. He loves it. Couldn’t believe how bright it is. His pink cells haven’t come in yet so he was using 18650s that he just happened to have on hand. As he was handling it he was saying that if an American manufacturer had made it they could ask $150 for it and it wouldn’t be out of line. He finds the $40 price incredible.

I forgot to tell him about the 1 or 2 blinks of the switch LEDs (7135/FET), so I just called him. He was going to call me to tell me that he looked into his well with it to check the level, this in daylight. He told me that he was able to see all the way to the bottom and no light he has ever had has been able to do that, again in full daylight. Now he’s waiting for night. He did tell me that, like any of us, he’s been handling it and looking it over. He is incredibly happy with the quality and the thought that went into the actual physical light itself and also the software. Basically with his description he told me that it’s a perfect light. He was totally impressed with the folks who were part of the effort.

Yet another VERY happy Q8 camper. But in his case quite literally a happy camper since he’s on his land but no house has been built yet. Handheld lights for him are very important since he’s in rural Maine. They have a small solar (PV) system but handheld lights are what he uses outdoors. Now he’s looking forward to getting the GT. I should probably tell him about the possible lantern BLF GB. He’s using something like “atomic lanterns” now.

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Mine arrive tomorrow! Can anyone recommend a good quad charger? All I have is a double slot (Nitecore D2).

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