Copper P60 Dropin - Quad Nichia

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Copper P60 Dropin - Quad Nichia

I made this copper & aluminium P60 type drop-in with some 20mm plumbers pipe, copper slug and aluminium tube.

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Wow, very neat! Especially knowing you did all of those manually.
Great job, thanks for posting. It was nice to slowly read and watch all those step by step pictures

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wow – amazing skills, as expected Wink this is a mod I’d actually want to try for myself. How exact is the pill, do you have to wrap it for best heat transfer? Or is it actually a 99.99% fit?

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Thanks guys. There are two wraps of copper tape around the body for a snug fit.
I didn’t apply any paste yet as i’ll probably be taking out the A6 driver and swapping for something better, hence the soldering job LOL – it’s only ever pulled 7 amps max but it was all i had to complete.

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What is the black stuff I see? And care to share your polishing procedure? Looks beautiful!

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That’s a whole lot of work there.

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polishing process looks like Nevr Dull?

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LightRider wrote:
What is the black stuff I see? And care to share your polishing procedure? Looks beautiful!

Black stuff? probably just the polishing paste on newspaper.

I used 600 grit then 1000 grit wet & dry then 0000 wire wool then…

MILSPEC wrote:
polishing process looks like Nevr Dull?

Wink

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That’s a tall picture…

I think the black stuff asked about was what’s inside the tail of the pill in picture #20 from the top…


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Ah, duh – i’m tired now lol. The copper slug was all i had so to fill the rest of the empty space that’s a jb weld and silicone carbide mix. Didn’t catch on because it’s grey…

Yeah i consolodate the pics for less work/ hassle.

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You have a lot of patience surprised, great mod!!!

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WOW!! thats really impressive. Great work. My hands cramp and fatigue just scrolling through those pics.

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Amazing work Cool

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Thanks guys Thumbs Up

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Wow, that is a chunk of artwork!

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Beautiful work!

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Im amaze with your copper pill .

so nice and shiny

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That is nice work sir. Truly hand made. I would be proud of that rig! How long did it take to complete once you got going?

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Thanks for the comments guys Beer
Hello mate, good to see you again.
I think maybe around 3 hours altogether.
The most difficult part was precision fitting it so the optic presses against the host glass and the aluminium ring presses against the rim inside the head so there is solid contact all round when tightened.

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Nice Work!!! Thanks for sharing. You guys that do that are just tough!!! Thumbs Up
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Well done, very nice finished light. Wink

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TexasLumens wrote:
Nice Work!!! Thanks for sharing. You guys that do that are just tough!!! Thumbs Up TL
DB Custom wrote:
Well done, very nice finished light. Wink

Thanks, nice compliment from you guys Smile

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Awesome sharing !! Thank you.

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Looks like a new project for me

Now where can I find copper

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CRX, your craftmanship skils never stop to amaze me! Thumbs Up

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power911 wrote:
Looks like a new project for me

Now where can I find copper

cheapest copper I could find was in home DIY shops, like Home Depot, Lowes, .. paid about 1.5 $ for a short copper pipe that should be good enough for 2 P60 dropins (if you’d follow this build or something similar).

copper rods on the other hand… are not necessarily available in the regular home repair shops. The home depot I went to didn’t have them.

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Amazing work, love it Thumbs Up

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Thanks for the comments. Smile
The host materials i got pretty much for free.
The outer tube is a scrap piece of plumbers pipe, the aluminium was a scrap cutting too. The copper slug sample cost a pound from -bay and the 17mm brass driver adapter ring can be found for pennies.

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CRX wrote:
Thanks for the comments. Smile The host materials i got pretty much for free. The outer tube is a scrap piece of plumbers pipe, the aluminium was a scrap cutting too. The copper slug sample cost a pound from -bay and the 17mm brass driver adapter ring can be found for pennies.

That is just nice clean work. PERIOD!!!… well, not quite PERIOD!!! It is BEAUTIFUL TOO. ok… now P E R I O D ! Love TL.

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Helloo-o-o-o China — steal this guy’s idea, clone this thing and sell it cheap ….

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That would save me a lot of work Wink

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