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

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Is it just me or does that stainless bezel look AWESOME on the grey-blue color? Cash

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Yes it does…

Unless needed for stealth/tac mode, most flashlights look better in a 2 tone color scheme,imo. Just like my submariner watch looks best in the 2 tone model.
Add a tailcap in stainless, this would just add to the 2 tone look imo.

Good job guys, I’m down for a few of these bezels…

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Ordered one.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Is it just me or does that stainless bezel look AWESOME on the grey-blue color? Cash


yeah!

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Just ordered one along with a silver S2+!

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Ordered two from Simon, along with a L6 and a S2 short tube…
Thanks for making this happen! Beer

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Ordered 2 Thanks J-Dub

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Ordered two directly from Simon, thanks J-Dub74.

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Sorry to ask this, but will this very good looking bezel also fit the XinTD C8?
I think, it would look awesome on that grey one! Thumbs Up

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UliBär wrote:
Sorry to ask this, but will this very good looking bezel also fit the XinTD C8?
I think, it would look awesome on that grey one! Thumbs Up

I fear that it will not. I recall someone posting pics of the Convoy bezel on a XinTD C8 (RobertB maybe?) but the fit wasn’t quite right. I think it didn’t screw down all the way. The threading is the same just not the depth. It definitely looks awesome on the grey one. Convoy makes a color very similar to the XinTD grey as you see on the right below. That’s the best looking one of the three IMHO. Of course I only have Convoy C8s in clear and black. Facepalm Go figure…
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When I get a Biscotti C8, it’ll have this bezel. I swear on that.

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Received my order today and couldn’t be happier for the price. The stainless bezel is roughly 2mm shorter than the standard bezel and the crenellations are much more stylish.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
UliBär wrote:
Sorry to ask this, but will this very good looking bezel also fit the XinTD C8? I think, it would look awesome on that grey one! Thumbs Up
I fear that it will not. I recall someone posting pics of the Convoy bezel on a XinTD C8 (RobertB maybe?) but the fit wasn’t quite right. I think it didn’t screw down all the way. The threading is the same just not the depth. It definitely looks awesome on the grey one. Convoy makes a color very similar to the XinTD grey as you see on the right below. That’s the best looking one of the three IMHO. Of course I only have Convoy C8s in clear and black. Facepalm Go figure…

Yes, threads are the same but the Convoy bezel doesn’t seat all the way down on the Xin, and the Xin bezel is too long on the Convoy (lens rattle).

But yeah, that grey with the Stainless is sweet looking

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Litefighter wrote:
Received my order today and couldn’t be happier for the price. The stainless bezel is roughly 2mm shorter than the standard bezel and the crenellations are much more stylish.
Smile Considering you mentioned the three goals I had in mind when this topic was first brought up (1. shorter 2. budget friendly 3. better styling) this report makes me happy. Glad you like. I’ll be sure to tell Simon. Thanks! Beer
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Only the clear C8 has the new firmware, right? Any ETA on when the black and gray will get it?

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I’m not certain at this time but you can always order a black or gray C8 and send him a message (before you checkout) telling him you’d like the new driver with the Biscotti firmware. Simon is very accommodating.

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Fresh from Convoy in China :



Glass bead blasted :


Together :



Very nice upgrade to any C8, thanks for making these available Beer

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khas wrote:
Fresh from Convoy in China :



Glass bead blasted :


Together :



Very nice upgrade to any C8, thanks for making these available Beer


You’re welcome! Nice work on the bead blasted finish. Another unique look. Dig it! Thumbs Up
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Boy, I once paid $25 for a C8 with an SS bezel just to salvage off the bezel and install it on my top end modded C8. Must have had $100+ in that "UltraFire" C8 with a couple generations of modding. Finally, the Convoy C8 has caught up to what I'd consider my ideal C8!

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I think I like the bead blasted best, but for now I will leave one in the brushed finish. I anybody is wondering the bezel is also a perfect fit for the Thorfire C8s.

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khas wrote:
I think I like the bead blasted best, but for now I will leave one in the brushed finish. I anybody is wondering the bezel is also a perfect fit for the Thorfire C8s.

That looks excellent. What did you use for the bead blasting? I was thinking a combination of glass bead and aluminum oxide.

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Got mine today. To be honest, I’m not happy with the finish. Love the design though. A friend of mine is going to bead blast it for me.

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I think I like the bead blasted best, but for now I will leave one in the brushed finish. I anybody is wondering the bezel is also a perfect fit for the Thorfire C8s.

That looks excellent. What did you use for the bead blasting? I was thinking a combination of glass bead and aluminum oxide.

Only glass beads 100-200 μ

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Polish brand-new stainless steel C8 bezel by convoy.
Left is thorfire c8s, right convoy c8.

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I was going to bead blast mine, but after seeing yours I decided to polish it on my buffer with polishing compound. It came out great!

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“Yeah” I really like the polish look! Big Smile
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tim70 wrote:
Polish brand-new stainless steel C8 bezel by convoy. Left is thorfire c8s, right convoy c8.

Swap Thorfire’s improved C8S tail cap onto the Convoy and you’d have my ideal C8. Fantastic work as always, Tim. Thumbs Up

One of these days I might just buy a Thorfire for the tail cap, as silly as that may be.

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tim70 wrote:
Polish brand-new stainless steel C8 bezel by convoy. Left is thorfire c8s, right convoy c8.

What type/brand of polish compound do you use?
I built a simple contraption to fit the bezel on a power-drill, but using Brasso hardly made any difference with the original.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
tim70 wrote:
Polish brand-new stainless steel C8 bezel by convoy. Left is thorfire c8s, right convoy c8.

What type/brand of polish compound do you use?
I built a simple contraption to fit the bezel on a power-drill, but using Brasso hardly made any difference with the original.

I don’t think brasso is abrasive enough. Polishing compound on a cloth wheel using compounds like this

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RobertB wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
tim70 wrote:
Polish brand-new stainless steel C8 bezel by convoy. Left is thorfire c8s, right convoy c8.

What type/brand of polish compound do you use?
I built a simple contraption to fit the bezel on a power-drill, but using Brasso hardly made any difference with the original.

I don’t think brasso is abrasive enough. Polishing compound on a cloth wheel using compounds like this

Thank you!

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

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