Photos of your lights strip, polished, baked, or whatever you thinks it look good!

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New to baking, so I thought I’d try it out on a cheap zoomie. The main body is a nice copper/orange, and the tailcap and bezel turned out kind of chocolate, fortunately I rather like the contrast Smile

Now I just need to decide if it’s worth replacing the lovely blue LED and NMM driver Sick

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I like how it turns out good job! Thumbs Up
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Thorfire c8s strip, polish swap driver FET+1 dedome xml2

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Tim70, put your hands up and back away from the oven cleaner.

JK of course. Very clean looking lights. I love the stripped/polished look.

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Thank WillyD, I like the polished look too! Big Smile

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Those polished lights look fantastic. How long does it take get them like that, and what polish do you use?

I’m considering stripping an S2+ host, but I may be too lazy to put the effort in Silly

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Thank Erethryn, I use Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish I have to polished a couple time.

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Eagle eye x6 baked, dedome xml2 fet+1 !http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g242/Timmy70/IMG_0622_zpsgjqd8f6k.jpg!

I love the uniform color you baked into this X6 Thumbs Up looks really really nice, can you share the details on what you did to achieve that nice color, oven temp, time, prep, etc.

If you ever want to sell it let me know… Wink

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Here are some oldies I had a while back…


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This thread is interesting but also reminds me that there are different tastes than mine. I really like quality aluminum anodizing on aluminum lights. Polishing on copper and steel lights.
But other methods like cerakote, tenifere or unique approach of artistic airbrushing could really add final touch to a modder light.

Nice Thumbs Up

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AlexGT wrote:
tim70 wrote:
Eagle eye x6 baked, dedome xml2 fet+1 !http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g242/Timmy70/IMG_0622_zpsgjqd8f6k.jpg!

I love the uniform color you baked into this X6 Thumbs Up looks really really nice, can you share the details on what you did to achieve that nice color, oven temp, time, prep, etc.

If you ever want to sell it let me know… Wink


Thank AlexGT, I took all out apart baked 550F 30min or less keep on checking 10min or so, see the color that you want and take out the one you think is done maybe leave it longer some. The key is your eye Steve That light you have is beautiful! Thumbs Up
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First one I’ve done, I blowtorched an inexpensive LuxPro zoomie that I got a while ago from Lowe’s. It came out how I wanted with a gradient from burnt orange to black. Next up is a driver swap and possibly putting in a TIR lens instead of the aspheric.

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scully012 wrote:
First one I’ve done, I blowtorched an inexpensive LuxPro zoomie that I got a while ago from Lowe’s. It came out how I wanted with a gradient from burnt orange to black. Next up is a driver swap and possibly putting in a TIR lens instead of the aspheric.

!http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag222/brendanscully94/IMG_3136_zpsbb...!


Look good! Big Smile
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Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

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Lfatman wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/86MNT3s.jpg

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

That is awesome! Kinda’ reminds me of urban camouflage.

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Hey lads this is a stainless steel host from Kaidomain i sanded of the coating and polished it shiny. The light its self is standard set up 3amp Nanjg driver with a high CRI XPG2 on Noctigon board.

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Lfatman wrote:

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

I don’t get this… Silicone thread lubricant? How in a earth does that can take anodizing off if it is used for lubricating threads?

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Q8 proto to see what is possible
The grey tailcap is so nice, think I will do the rest like that too when the real Q8 is in Wink

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Lfatman wrote:

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

I love the look you have created. What led is in the light and do you like the light overall?

 

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Hi all, how do you strip anodisation? Anyone uses sodium hydroxide?

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Natural, worn-out look of my first EDC that was gifted to me:

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Lfatman wrote:

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

I don’t get this… Silicone thread lubricant? How in a earth does that can take anodizing off if it is used for lubricating threads?

I’m sorry. I didn’t explain.

The black areas were masked with silicone lubricant before immersion in sodium hydroxide.

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MRsDNF wrote:
Lfatman wrote:

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

I love the look you have created. What led is in the light and do you like the light overall?

Led is original NW XHP 35. I modified the driver using an R100 and now I get 144 KCd (749m) reading 3,85A at the tail.

I really love this flashlight for its balance between throwing, size and runtime.

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Lfatman wrote:
I’m sorry. I didn’t explain.

The black areas were masked with silicone lubricant before immersion in sodium hydroxide.

This is very intriguing to me Smile

So if I want to take anodization off certain part of the flashlight I just use silicone grease (or please recommend proper adhesive) and then I apply it to every part except the one I want to remove (like anodized part with Chinglish logo on flashlight) and then I throw it to sodium hydroxide bath?

Lfatman pretty please… Does in your experience such procedure removes logo from aluminum, and how long it got to be immersed and what would be proper mix?

I never seen such mod… Very interesting indeed Thumbs Up

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Logo will not vanish, different techniques, I have started a thread on it, they are make with laser engraving and or a special UV paint that gets hard. Complete removal not possible.

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This is the first time I use this masking method. Maybe other greasy substances, such as petroleum jelly or lithium grease could be used.

I do not have a fixed proportion in the dilution. I mix a small handful of sodium hydroxide in a liter of water at room temperature and submerge the piece to be treated controlling the time with direct vision. Once I like the result I submerge it in a bucket of water and wash it under the tap.

Please: Always in a ventilated environment and using safety goggles and gloves.

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Logo will not vanish, different techniques, I have started a thread on it, they are make with laser engraving and or a special UV paint that gets hard. Complete removal not possible.

I usually do logos with 150, 220, 400 grit + polishing + nitro matte paint (almost no visible difference from anodizing)

I also tried aluminum Birchwood bluing which works but not at the desired black tone(significantly visually different from anodizing)

And I am considering at using diy sticker with 2 part epoxy as adhesive.

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Lfatman wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
Lfatman wrote:

Selective masking with silicone thread lubricant.

I love the look you have created. What led is in the light and do you like the light overall?

Led is original NW XHP 35. I modified the driver using an R100 and now I get 144 KCd (749m) reading 3,85A at the tail.

I really love this flashlight for its balance between throwing, size and runtime.


Thanks for the answer.
I asked as I have recently received one of these lights with XHP35 HI and I’m totally underwhelmed with it. Its a nice light but throw which is supposed to be 700 meters is pitiful. The only way it would throw 700 meters is if I threw it over the edge of the Grand Canyon.
From memory it was drawing about 2.5 amps at the tailcap.
Is there a picture of your mod anywhere?

 

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