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    Default Re: I've Got The Blues

    Will do, not at the moment, but in the near future

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    It's a $1000 flashlight. Do you really want to risk damaging it by immersing sensitive components in acid? Take it apart.
    There is no acid involved with anodizing Titanium--it can be done with a simple electrolyte solution, such as TSP.

    Note that I am not that I'm advocating sticking a SPY in any solution, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toby_pra View Post
    ...stainless part, the knob at the battery cap.
    I don't think stainless bits will enjoy being anodised... I dunked a split ring that was supposed to be Ti but I suspect it was stainless... lot of fizzing (hydrogen), sparks (not compatible with hydrogen) and a faintly yellow stained split ring...

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    Therefore sou put some cream on the stainless
    parts and these are protected well...

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    Why don't you Email Peter Atwood and see if he will share his experience with you.
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    Or ask the CPF'er that knows everything, just like my teenager/student. Kidding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    There is no acid involved with anodizing Titanium--it can be done with a simple electrolyte solution, such as TSP.

    Note that I am not that I'm advocating sticking a SPY in any solution, however.
    Tri-sodium phosphate is a strong alkali. A 1% TSP solution has a pH of 12 -- drain cleaner may be 100x stronger, but TSP is still a reactive chemical. Electrolytes + Electricity + Imperfect waterproofing = Dead electronics.

    All I'm saying is it would suck to break something as expensive as a SPY.

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    You are right...its a little bit tricky and risk.

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    Just $0.02. Depending on the active solvents(or not), any rubbber, dirt, oil or grease could render the tank of solution unuseable. We used to chromate alluminum, prior to painting, and every piece needed to be grease, dirt, and rubber free.
    I will always advocate complete disassembly of flashlights before a chemical process, regardless of the material used to build it. Whether it's a $1000 Spy, or a $69 Four Sevens, they should be disassembled cleaned and prepped for the coating/coloring process.
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