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    My TNC hosts anodized by Matt have just returned :









    Very nice work Matt, surely your best... until now!
    My way : From Maglite and drop-ins over Fenix & Co to the real things - Customs and Titaniums!

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    Nice photos! Glad you are pleased with them too - I think these are my favourite so far!!

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    more colours coming soon...


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    A few more bits added to post 1

    =]


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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    A few more bits added to post 1

    =]

    these are nitecore clips, correct ? how much ?
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    McGizmo clips. The real ones, not the crappy knockoffs.
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    Hey Matt, wow, great splash ano work, looks like you're having a lot of fun with it

    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    more colours coming soon...

    Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain.

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    Thanks JAYKAY75!

    Tidied up the first post and added a few more clips and control rings... =]


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    Awesome work. I actually was playing with Ti anodizing again not to long ago and ordered some Clear Cerakote to try out. I love anodized Ti but it is not very durable.

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    Thanks!

    I think a clear ceracote could spoil the colours a bit...
    I find the finish pretty durable - especially at higher voltages... when experimenting with clips it takes quite a bit of sanding to remove it! It is quite subjective though and depends on the surface finish and what your light will experience in normal carry. I put some anodized samples in my pocket with some keys and change for a week and they survived very well!

    Lower voltage layers are thinner and prone to dull appearance after handling because a finger print can be enough to mask the colour. Easy enough to fix that by wiping with windex or similar. I dont think Ti ano is as durable as a GOOD HAIII anodized finish. Most Ti lights don't see the same level of abuse as a HAIII Light though!

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    I'd rather have the color spoil a bit and not have to worry about finger prints

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    I'd be interested to see how the cerakote looks - could you post results ? Please

    I have just been focussing on higher voltage recently so finger prints are not a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    I'd be interested to see how the cerakote looks - could you post results ? Please

    I have just been focussing on higher voltage recently so finger prints are not a problem

    I hope to get to cerakote one soon possibly this week. I also have gloss and low gloss to experiment with.

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    Matt

    I used car pain lacquer which protects and adds gloss. It however dulls the vibrancy of the colours as obviously it interferes the way colours reflect of the anodising.

    In practice none of the stuff you anodised as had the colour come off even after handling with tools.

    Mohan
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohanjude View Post
    In practice none of the stuff you anodised as had the colour come off even after handling with tools.

    Mohan
    Good to hear that Mohan!

    Added a Tri-EDC to the first post...

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    Added a customised Sapphire to the first post =]

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    Added another one of Mohanjude's custom SWM selector rings to the first post =]

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    I need to get me some titanium lights

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    More customised SWM selector rings added to the first post

    ...one of them is a customised original =]

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    Matt

    Really nice... Constantly trying out new techniques...

    All I need now is sort out the lathe to get that Knurly going.. Getting really frustrated as new knurling tool and wheels still not producing the Knurl I want... Maybe a couple metres of Ti later...
    During the day when I don't need a torch ... RC is my hobby http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/47842/Always on the lookout for McGizmo/Kuku Titanium torches with Trits..

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    This one is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohanjude View Post
    All I need now is sort out the lathe to get that Knurly going.. Getting really frustrated as new knurling tool and wheels still not producing the Knurl I want... Maybe a couple metres of Ti later...
    By complete coincidence I just posted on this in one of the other threads!

    Just an idea, which came from the TC-R1, but I think that you could make a lot of people happy by simply rounding the edges and widening the grip slots on the V10R ring to mimic the feel of the TC-R1 ring. Not only easier to find tactically, but better grip as well, and in my mind, perfect.
    Marduke - Solitaire...I've seen matches which are brighter AND have a longer runtime. 光陰矢の如し

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    Wow, those are all amazing, but I think these 2 are phenomenal. Super cool.



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    Thanks guys!

    a couple more added! =]

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    Well nearly 6000 views of my anodized stuff and nearly 6 years on cpf so I'm going to offer this last McGizmo clip free to one lucky cpf'er through a Give-Away of some description - keep an eye on my FB page for details and I'll try to work out a fair way to run it!


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    1st post giveaway maybe????
    Haha thanks for doing a giveaway! They are always fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    1st post giveaway maybe????
    Haha thanks for doing a giveaway! They are always fun!
    you could be right Jake - only one person has entered so far!!
    Last edited by ukmidnite; 06-17-2012 at 09:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    Well nearly 6000 views of my anodized stuff and nearly 6 years on cpf so I'm going to offer this last McGizmo clip free to one lucky cpf'er through a Give-Away of some description - keep an eye on my FB page for details and I'll try to work out a fair way to run it!
    UK Midnite,
    I would love to enter, but I don't do Face Book .
    A fair way to draw a winner is using Random.org .
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post
    I don't do Face Book .
    Good point!
    you can enter here now too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmidnite View Post
    Good point!
    you can enter here now too!!
    Thank You for doing this
    GL

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