"Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place". John Bender, The Breakfast Club
Barkeeper's Friend works great! It's a powder you can buy at Walmart and other stores. I just mixed some with some warm water and dropped in the Maratac. It came out looking much better. I went the extra mile and took a brush to the knurling, rubbed it with my fingers, etc, then rinsed it off in a bowl of clean water.
You may not want to hold it under running water as depending on the stream, it could potentially get into the light.
My Maratac Cu may now be shinier than when it was new out of the package. Less copper smell on my fingers too!
Mine showed up today!
I'm a big fan of copper (and brass), in fact, I've worn a copper bracelet for more than a decade, and I haven't taken it off for about five years. I just was the green off my wrist every day. I love the way it looks tarnished, so I'm letting my Maratac tarnish naturally.
Well, it didn't take long, but my copper Maratac is MIA. I had it in my cargo shorts pocket, maybe not the most secure place. I know I had it last night, let my kid use it at bed time, but pretty sure I returned it to my pocket after that. It could be at my inlaws in their yard as I was down there today running around with the kids. Maybe I'll run down tomorrow to take a look around.
Hope you find it. That day in the yard will help it get that nice patina.
When I bought my Fenix L0D, I was concerned about
- protecting the body and the lens from being scratched by other things in my pocket
- making it harder either to accidentally lose it or for the flashlight to accidentally fall out of my pocket
I keep it inside this pouch -- (link). The model is called "Marsupial Keychain Wallet". The brand name was originally "Chisco" and is now "Chums". The pouch has a zippered compartment in which I keep the L0D and a Fenix E01; there's also still room for one or two spare batteries. The pouch is light enough that I either don't know or barely know that the pouch is in my pocket; but more important than that is that I'm hoping it'll be easier to spot a pouch that got dropped out of my pocket than a tiny flashlight that got dropped out of my pocket.
I bought the pouch at REI, and I think that Sports Authority carries it; I mention this in case anyone would like to check out the pouch in person.
Last edited by MojaveMoon07; 08-15-2010 at 12:48 AM.
Anybody using a 10440? Are you losing the low modes?
Update! My Maratac AAA is no longer MIA, but for now a POW at my inlaws. :P They found it in their driveway, which is where I thought it could be since I was racing my son there. I'll have to remember not to "run" when I have a flashlight in my pocket like that. Hopefully they didn't run it over a few times with their car. I guess I'll see what kind of condition it is in when I get it back.
That's good news !
Maybe let them enjoy it and we will have a few more flashaholics... your inlaws that is.
Wow a copper flashlight that's amazing!
I really don't like aluminum lights, it's cool that some manufacturers are doing different things like using copper, titanium, steel, etc
Really want one of these... just for the curiosity value...
I don't know how but somehow these 2 lights are connected.. they are nearly identical designs and they even both have that black piece that centers the emitter in the reflector, exactly the same on both lights. The bottom side of the board where the battery touches looks identical too, the spring looks the same, etc. etc.
I wish there were a copper or brass AA or CR123a version. I don't like using unprotected lithium ion batteries.
Got mine today!
This thing is so freaking beautiful. The pictures really don't do it justice.
And yeah, this thing is solid copper:
XP-E (notice the plastic aligning things on all four sides. Looks like a 4Sevens):
It was a lot smaller than I had expected, even with it being a AAA light.
It's gorgeously machined. I can't wait for the patina to start in. My only gripe is that the threads were dirty when I got it and it was mode skipping worse than any light I've ever had. But after I deep cleaned them and re-lubed them it was working a whole lot better, though it still skips every once in a while. I have a feeling that with use they will smooth out.
Output is great. The low is low and the high is very respectably bright.
Overall I'd say it was definitely worth the money.
I have a couple of these around just because I love the copper color. I only remember a few custom LF2-XT bodies in copper and a couple custom lights. We should have more copper. A copper preon revo with M-L-H and a decent LED would be a lovely light.
Hi all. Cool lot of copper torches. The info at County Comm states clip not installed at factory to preserve finish. That said, is there a clip included in shipment?
Last edited by Streamer; 08-01-2011 at 09:35 PM.
Can u still buy these?
If so then where?
Now just waiting for my JHanko LF3XT to be made.
My Lights In Detail
This is a great little 'light!
If you must polish your Cu. 'Simichrome' will keep it bright and shiny or a less expensive option, 'Toothpaste'; simply apply the toothpaste to the thumb and forefinger and roll - But Why?
A more attractive finish can be achieved by simply putting it in your pocket and using it: A pocket without keys, knives (various), coins etc. is best as the 'light will darken beautifully without getting dented, or scratched up etc.
When it's tightened, it's on.
Love mine. I got a nice patina going on it and I keep it from getting dinged with coin or keys also. I try to consciously avoid that with any light I own though. I even tried a piece of the QTC material and it sort of worked but it mode skipped most of the time. It did however have a nice low low when it did work.
I would like to see one of these in brass. Very nice little lights. Satin SS version is on the way.