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    Default Re: Maratac AAA Cu tarnish progression

    My favorite is the electro-polished SS but the Cu version is a close second.

    Mine is quite tarnished now so I'll have to post some pictures of it tomorrow....

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    That light is starting to look really cool calipsoii!

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    What's the weight difference between this and iTP EOS A3? I like the tarnish of the ones shown so far but I can't imagine wanting it to be flaky green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minjin View Post
    What's the weight difference between this and iTP EOS A3? I like the tarnish of the ones shown so far but I can't imagine wanting it to be flaky green.
    Look at the pennies in your pocket and understand that copper being handled on a regular basis is never going to be green. If you want it green, just lay it out by the compost pile and leave it for a decade. If you don't want green, just use it.

    I've said this same point quite a few times, that all you need to do to get an idea of what they'll look like is to compare them to an older penny which has been in constant circulation.

    They are noticeably heavier, but in a tiny light like this, it's kind of a nice feeling with the added weight.
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    If you want to accelerate the proccess try to give it a salt water (sea water) bath and let the air do the work.

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    Thanks for posting the progress pics. I gotta get me one of these. The only question is can I wait to hold it off buying it to put it on my Christmas list.

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    I was going to hold off buying the AAA Copper, in anticipation of an AA Copper version. But the pics look so nice, that I'm going to order one of the AAA Coppers tonight, and then order a AA Copper, if it is made available in the future.
    I have a thread about the AA Copper version possibly being made available, but I just want to mention here that Michael over @ CountyComm said that the AA version depends on how well the AAA's do, and what the demand is like for an AA Copper version. So call, and/or send your emails in care of Michael, and let him know if you'd like to see an AA Copper

    Update >

    Received the AAA Copper. A really nice light. Pretty bright for a small light. Nice little flood action going on.
    Confirmed mode sequence, without memory >
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    It's really made well. The copper looks really sharp, and adds a nice little weight to the light. Feels good in the hand, or should I say fingers
    My very 1st copper flashlight. Pretty cool.
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    Default Re: Maratac AAA Cu tarnish progression

    Tarnishing nicely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjane View Post
    Tarnishing nicely.

    Ming, that's looking nice, but have you tried peeing on it yet?
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    Thanks Pete. Can't you see the pee stains?

    Here's another one I thought turned out well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjane View Post
    Thanks Pete. Can't you see the pee stains?

    Here's another one I thought turned out well.

    I can in this one - looks great!
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    "Can I borrow your light?"

    "You really don't want to use this light."

    "Why not?"

    "You don't want to know."


    I recently bought a maratac copper AAA and aluminum AA, and gave my mom first choice. She went straight for the copper. Now it lives in the bottom of her purse. Good thing I put an eneloop in it, so it won't pee all over the innards like an alkaline cell would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    "Can I borrow your light?"

    "You really don't want to use this light."

    "Why not?"

    "You don't want to know."


    I recently bought a maratac copper AAA and aluminum AA, and gave my mom first choice. She went straight for the copper. Now it lives in the bottom of her purse. Good thing I put an eneloop in it, so it won't pee all over the innards like an alkaline cell would.


    Much pee around here...

    Why not put an L92 in mom's copper light? If she doesn't use it often, it would be 1st choice for me!
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    Already had the eneloops, and the lithium AAAs are too expensive. The light hardly ever gets used. But it's always available, and eneloops take years to self-discharge.
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    I'm trying to convince myself to buy this light, and am really curious to see the progression of the tarnishing today. Got any new pics?

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    You should get one, they are quite beautiful. Mine came out of the sealed package with a perfect thumbprint already starting the tarnish process. I'm actually trying to keep it bright and shiny for a while, after that gets old I'll let it go the way of nature.

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    It's great to have the option of the tarnished look or the polished look.

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    Default Re: Maratac AAA Cu tarnish progression

    If you don't like the natural corrosion look, toothpaste will clean the tarnish right off... just rub it with your fingers then rinse it under water... Colgate works great... Simichrome is better but more expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjane View Post
    Tarnishing nicely.
    Wow :O so beatiful, thanks for posting!

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    Mine is set to arrive today. I can't wait to dirty it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhphoto View Post
    Mine is set to arrive today. I can't wait to dirty it up!
    Well, never mind. I just tracked the package and it's still in CA. Kind of disappointed that CountyComm took a week to actually ship it out when I received an email on the 23rd that it had been shipped and was due to arrive today. The new delivery date is next Thursday…

    According to CountyComm there was a four day hold up at the local UPS hub.
    Last edited by mhphoto; 05-27-2011 at 09:44 AM.

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    I'm waiting anxiously for my AAA Cu to show up on my door. Its out for delivery.

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    Cross post removed.
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    Now that I've had a few days with this light I can honestly say that I love it. Here's a few pics of its tarnish progression.

    Day 1, fresh out of the package:



    Day 2 looked about the same, so here's day 3:



    And here's a macro of day 3. The laser etched lettering was the first to begin tarnishing:



    Day 5:



    Sorry, didn't have my macro setup with me, so here's a close cropped shot of the logo:





    I'll update with a new photo in a few days. I'm really loving the way this thing is looking.

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    just got one of these, is it only flashaholics who look forward to something becoming tarnished and worn looking lol
    I love the finish on the light but I think with time its going to look great (in a retro way). This is going to replace my current LD01 stainless EDC.
    I did a quick video of mine http://youtu.be/BwmTn2_3iF4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    just got one of these, is it only flashaholics who look forward to something becoming tarnished and worn looking lol
    I love the finish on the light but I think with time its going to look great (in a retro way). This is going to replace my current LD01 stainless EDC.
    I did a quick video of mine http://youtu.be/BwmTn2_3iF4
    Great video!

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    I found one of my Cu Maratac's and here's what it looked like a couple days ago. We're working on the gardens right now and it provided the backdrop for these pics.

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    Here's mine after a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    Look at the pennies in your pocket and understand that copper being handled on a regular basis is never going to be green. If you want it green, just lay it out by the compost pile and leave it for a decade. If you don't want green, just use it.

    I've said this same point quite a few times, that all you need to do to get an idea of what they'll look like is to compare them to an older penny which has been in constant circulation.

    They are noticeably heavier, but in a tiny light like this, it's kind of a nice feeling with the added weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by stonehenge69 View Post
    Here's mine after a few months.

    This picture reminded me of people asking what they were going to look like after they'd been in use a while. That is the best looking one to date and I'm surprised I didn't think of it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calipsoii View Post
    This thread needs more pictures!

    Approx. 1 week of riding around in my pocket:


    I don't know if it'll ever hit Statue of Liberty green with the constant agitation, but in < 7 days it's already looking pretty cool!
    That really is the way: Stick it in the pocket and use it. That has done wonders for my brass McKinley - Love this one!

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