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    Default Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Take a U2 body, add an LU60 adapter (includes M2 bezel), spray with OD green Duracoat and you get this:


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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    LOL- Hey, can I get you to Duracoat flat black on my LU60 M2 bezel and collar?
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Sure! Please check your PM, Chronos.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    AWESOME WORK!!!

    You really have this Duracoat process down to a science!

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Great work Greg.

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Thank you all for your kind words. Mucho trial and error. I ended up scraping off the Duracoat from an entire light once in order to start over.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    where can you buy the lu60 and how much are they?


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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    you have to order direct from surefire.They are weaponlight components,and are 90 dollars if I'm correct.It comes as a kit.

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by mudhole
    you have to order direct from surefire.They are weaponlight components,and are 90 dollars if I'm correct.It comes as a kit.
    me and freind just orderd a weaponlight body over the internet at www.irawoodinc.com it cost 76.00 i think with shipping and know we will have to get one of these as it turns out they sell them therebut it cost130.00 wish i could find one for 90.00 i bet my local surefire dealer could get them in for that.


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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    While I do admire the quality of your work, my tiny little brain has a bit of a problem with...

    WHY O WHY DID YOU MUTILATE THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIII IN SUCH A HIDEOUSLY UGLY WAY!?!?!

    On a 6/9P body I could understand... but this??

    ... Never underestimate the power of human stupidity ...

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    i cant wait till somone gets up the guts to paint there M6 or a M3T


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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by MayCooper
    While I do admire the quality of your work, my tiny little brain has a bit of a problem with...

    WHY O WHY DID YOU MUTILATE THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIII IN SUCH A HIDEOUSLY UGLY WAY!?!?!

    On a 6/9P body I could understand... but this??

    LOL! One man's mutilation is another man's justification. The black anodized tailcap and body from a U2 didn't match the HAIII natural finish of the LU60 and M2 bezel. Now the whole unit is matched. The camera flash makes the color brighter than it really is. I think it looks awesome, but to each his own.

    I got the LU60 from lpstactical.com. It now comes with both a P60 and P61.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by benchmade_boy
    i cant wait till somone gets up the guts to paint there M6 or a M3T
    mmmmmmm...........my M3-CB..........OD green...........does that Duracoat come in other colors??
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by aggiejason
    mmmmmmm...........my M3-CB..........OD green...........does that Duracoat come in other colors??
    Yes, it does:
    http://lauerweaponry.com/duracoatcol...k&Category=220
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    I'd like to see that done in Colt dark grey Nice work btw.

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by grnamin
    Diggin' those electric colors!! Esp the Lime, talk about bright! Holy cow! That might glow in the dark. The camo patterns are neato as well.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    In addition to Colt Grey, have you seen the digital urban camouflage? (I think that's the correct term) I've seen them in gunshows and it will make for a definite unique looking Surefire U2.

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by CM
    In addition to Colt Grey, have you seen the digital urban camouflage? (I think that's the correct term) I've seen them in gunshows and it will make for a definite unique looking Surefire U2.
    Cris, I've seen the digicam pattern applied to a folding knife. Seems a little bit busy, but nevertheless, quite sharp looking. I can't seem to find the Cold Grey color in the Duracoat website. I'm going blind!
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Well FWIW - I think it looks GREAT!

    I've been thinking of trying the stuff out myself - I have the "infrastructure" in place, it's the time and talent that I lack.
    Seeing your fine work and getting hold of this light that I just had modded and Duracoated in ACU Gray has me sold.



    The stuff not only looks good - it feels good too. Duracoat has this soft tactile quality that makes the light more "grippy" and comfortable to hold, especially when hot. The only thing I don't know yet is whether it really *is* as durable as the name implies...

    Is that a Duracoated Sebenza in your sigline? No more beadblast scuffmarks!

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    So will you consider applying the Duracoat for a fee, or are you already doing that and I missed it?

    How tough is the coating in real life?

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Quote Originally Posted by bwaites
    So will you consider applying the Duracoat for a fee, or are you already doing that and I missed it?

    How tough is the coating in real life?
    +1 to BOTH of those questions!
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    I can Duracoat lights on a case by case basis. If I charge a fee, it's just to cover the cost of the coating and return shipping to you. It all depends on what degree of difficulty is involved in taking apart the light for coating. Please PM or email me with the details.

    Duracoat seems to be almost as tough as HAIII in some respects, and tougher in other respects. Here are some search results on Duracoat here in CPF:
    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/sear...archid=2056794

    Cmacclel does a much better job than me.
    Last edited by grnamin; 02-12-2007 at 05:33 AM.
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    Another awesome job! I am impressed and appreciate your sharing.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Great thread, however, I could not see your search results about comparing HAIII to Duracoat...

    Cow thick is the coating, if I were to use it in a twisty ?
    Will it hold up to oils and grease ?

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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    Bombelman, search link fixed. Just in case it doesn't work later on, you can search for the word "Duracoat". I'm not sure exactly how thick the coating is. From observation, I can say that it's thick enought to barely cover the laser etchings on a Surefire at 3 coats. It can stand up to oil and grease so long as it's cured. It takes 24 hours to cure enough for use, but takes 3 weeks to fully cure. You may want to get the whole starter kit because it includes the proprietary degreaser. You don't want to contaminate the coating with any oil or grease or it won't stick. Be sure not to coat the threads, either.
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    Default Re: Surefire U2 body + LU60 adapter + Duracoat =

    For those questioning the durability of Duracoat, I have an AR15 upper receiver Duracoated. For those familiar with AR's, there's a brass deflector aft of the ejection port that gets hammered by ejecting shells and the standard anodizing will wear off in less than a couple hundred rounds. I had put about two thousand rounds through mine before it went through the duracoat. The trick to a good coating is surface prep. You need to spend as much or more time prepping the surface than the time you would spend spraying the stuff on. Remove any oil from the surface. I actually bake the item after cleaning and then dunk in acetone (work outside, the stuff will fry your brains). Apply in thin coats using a spray applicator. Testor makes a hobby spray paint kit that works very well for around $20. Let it cure. Bake it afterwards to speed up the cure process but as Greg says, 3 weeks to fully cure. Haste makes waste but good things come to those that wait Finally, Duracoat has a very limited shelf life. One year according to Steve Lauer. I believe it. Buy just enough. Do not stockpile--stuff degrades pretty quickly.

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