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    Hello!
    I guess this thread lives in here since it's 'modification' of sorts...

    Just thought I'd share some photos of pieces I have been working on.
    Please feel free to pm me if you want to talk about getting some of your Ti anodized

    I will try to keep this thread updated with more pictures of work I've done I hope you like it!










































































    Last edited by ukmidnite; 09-09-2012 at 10:40 AM.

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    Real sharp! Nice.

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    PM sent!

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    What color anno is the second and fourth picture you have posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemosabex View Post
    What color anno is the second and fourth picture you have posted?
    Well when you anodize Ti you apply voltage and increase the voltage to work though a spectum of colours - as shown in the first picture

    So picture two is somewhere between bronze going into purple
    and the fourth picture is going from the blue into silver

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    Sent you a PM regarding anodizing several V10R Ti tubes and Heads

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    Default Re: Titanium Anodizing

    It's really difficult to get a great photo of anodized Ti - I find the best things to have ano'd are items that have different angles on them - of better said when you look at them you are seeing the material at several different angles, particularly the multi color items where the color seems to shift depending on the angle you are looking at.

    Did I state that clearly?

    Love ano'd Ti - thanks for sharing!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nfetterly View Post
    Did I state that clearly?
    I know exactly what you mean!

    surface finish has a lot to do with it too. Highly polished stuff seems to always appear two-toned.

    Did some more clip pimping today

    added to the first post

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    Mohanjude kindly sent me two Titanium Sunwayman V10R to play with (Thanks Mohan )
    So I have added photos of the results to my first post. The lights were anodized complete and no attempt was made to prepare the surface - other than removing lube from the threads and wiping them down...
    As you can see the one anodized at lower voltage has turned out a bit steampunk with a nice mix of bronzes and blues, the other has the appearance of an oil film! I really like the way these turned out

    I think this is due to slightly different finishes on each of the components or differences in the surface properties of the components due to machining...

    a stark contrast to the sapphire that I dunked! That has a pure bronze finish...
    Last edited by ukmidnite; 02-09-2012 at 02:10 AM. Reason: mi spnellning

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    Matt - nice work - cant wait to get them tommorrow. All I need is a couple of those McGizmo or Mac's clips with the patterns..

    I think you have a good thing going here and you should keep it up. Happy to send more torches and may be some clips your way.
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    Fantastic work! I would seriously consider having this done to some lights. How much disassembly is necessary to work with the lights? Do all the electronics/lenses/switches etc need to be removed?
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    Hi - thanks! glad you like em'

    So far everything I have done has been IPX8 rated so I have anodised them complete - the McGizmo lights don't carry such a rating but I've seen Don submerge some of his light so figured it should be ok. My choice and it was fine...

    Depends what light you have in mind?

    I removed the clips to do them
    Last edited by ukmidnite; 02-10-2012 at 12:28 AM.

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    everytime I look at that rainbow coloured mcgizmo clip and the blue and yellow strippy one I get all googly eyed... I want those clips.... Hopefully mail man will turn up with the goods today.
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    Got the 2 torches back.... Beautiful

    The pictures don't do justice. I really like them - I think it is very subtle and still retains the qualities of titanium.

    Excellent work.

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    update with some splash ano stuff...

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    What is the approximate price range for single color or splash finishes and how well do they hold up to abuse?
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    Now I want a whole light done.

    Dang it, you guys are terrible influences!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    ...how well do they hold up to abuse?
    I don't have any anodized Ti lights that have been subjected to any abuse but I have carried the sapphire in my pocket most days and the finish shows no sign of wear

    The sample strips I am using to test different techniques are a soft Ti and they have to be sanded with a coarse grit to remove the finish - this is essentially removing a thin layer of the metal and not something most Ti lights would need to deal with!


    edit - ...your pm box is full so I can't pm you about prices
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    Default Re: Titanium Anodizing

    Those splash finishes at the bottom of the original post are very cool...you only do Titanium or would you be willing to do Aluminium stuff as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattaus View Post
    Those splash finishes at the bottom of the original post are very cool...you only do Titanium or would you be willing to do Aluminium stuff as well?
    Thanks!

    I only have a set-up to do titanium unfortunately...

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    Great stuff, I love the 'tripped out frog-spawn' effect in the last photo!

    Now all I need are some Ti flashlights........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    I only have a set-up to do titanium unfortunately...
    I won't pretend to know the first thing about anodizing, so I'm jsut going to say it seems backwards that you can do something exotic like Titanium, but not plain old Aluminium lol.

    I'll keep following your progress just in case

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    nice

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    Dont cheat me, im expert in using crap light

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    nice

    From what you have shown above, this is my favorite by far.

    I am also a fan of the textured anodizing like this. Any chance this could be done? If not I would gladly go with the option above for my 44DD.

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    Texture is possible - I have some sample shells arriving soon and after some trials I hope to have good photos of what can be offered on the 44dd

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    I don't have any anodized Ti lights that have been subjected to any abuse but I have carried the sapphire in my pocket most days and the finish shows no sign of wear

    The sample strips I am using to test different techniques are a soft Ti and they have to be sanded with a coarse grit to remove the finish - this is essentially removing a thin layer of the metal and not something most Ti lights would need to deal with!


    edit - ...your pm box is full so I can't pm you about prices
    Okay, my inbox is open and I'm thinking about having a light anodized, maybe in the color of your user name.
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    Wow thanks to Steve of Veleno for letting me know of you amazing work.

    I want to know if something like this is possible? Handle is Ti. ignore the blade. But the skull design is the same. But can it be done on something round like a Sunwayman V10 Ti with extender?



    I would like the varying colors to be in assorted greens and browns to give it a camo look.
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    Couple of kuku's added to post one

    That strider is awesome, I think I might some technical issues doing the layers of masking on a ribbed tube...
    I think a complex pattern like that - if done by hand - would need to be on a flat surface - or at least smooth and not ribbed... it would be easy for colours to bleed where masking goes over a ridge

    I will have a play around overlaying masking and let you know how it goes

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    *impatiently waits for his host to come back from the coater so he can measure his mount points for a Titanium clip because the pictures in this thread just keep getting better and better*


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    Default Re: Titanium Anodizing

    Post no.1 Updated with a double-dipped Olight transformer set that turned out rather nice...
    Last edited by ukmidnite; 03-04-2012 at 12:58 PM.

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