Just received my Sofirn order of 25pcs SP40 headlamps and noticed they are covering up scratches or anodizing imperfections on the knurling. I thought it was just the SP40’s but checked over the SP70’s, SP31 V2’s and it’s on them too, 1pc SP70 is the whole way up the body.
I have 10pcs magnetic tail caps and 3pcs 18650 battery tubes with patches all over, and 1pc SP70 that is the worst.
It matches the black anodizing perfectly BUT it’s really shiny which is how you can spot it really easily.
I wouldn’t care one bit if they had advertised at a reduced price noting the issue, but they are trying to cover it up and sell at full price. I’m absolutely disgusted that they have started doing this again, I complained a few years ago when I started seeing it on the 18650 C8F version.
I cleaned this stuff off one magnetic tail cap and it’s scratches all the way around. Feeling annoyed because now I have to sell at a reduced price to my customers. When it was just the SP40’s I thought I won’t go public as it may have been a bad batch BUT spotting it on the other models too is something I need to voice so it stops.
It’s puzzling that they would not mention it though. Around 4 months ago they had a bad batch of the SP40’s with poor anodizing which they advertised on their website for a reduced price, this is what they need to keep doing if there’s a problem.