Olight S-mini tear down

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Olight S-mini tear down

Since it has been asked multiple time, here is the disassembly of an S-mini :

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Great video as always. Thanks!

This seems like a good place to ask: has anyone tried stripping the pvd from their bezels? I soaked one in muriatic acid once but it was too aggressive. Looked good once done, I thought, definitely acid-washed instead of polished, but nice:

Unfortunately it removed just enough metal that it no longer fit tightly.

Looks ok sitting there, but if you turn it upside down and give it a little shake, the bezel falls right out. I’m considering trying it again but diluting the acid first. Or maybe trying with something less aggressive? Any thoughts?

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Awesome video! I just opened up mine. Now waiting for my 5D1 xml2 to arrive…

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…Or maybe trying with something less aggressive? Any thoughts?

How about just polishing with very fine sandpaper and water/oil in the exterior and let the interior as is? goodluck!

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@ emarkd: A narrow strip of teflon tape around the bezel might work. If you don’t mind permanence, epoxy or Loctite “stud and bearing fit” will do the trick.

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Does one of you know the max star size I can fit in the light? Planning to put a hi cri xml in the light, but don’t want to reflow.

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Does one of you know the max star size I can fit in the light? Planning to put a hi cri xml in the light, but don’t want to reflow.

No one…?

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Manny thanks, I would love to see more flashlight teardowns.

 

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It`s a pity the same cannot be done to the blue around the button, it looks out of place now.

 

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