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    Default Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    Greetings all,

    I've noticed over the years that there is some slight flaking away of the finish of the reflector of my SF turbohead (M6 Guardian) inside the shaft where the lamp assembly slides in/out. So far it's only inside that cylindrical shaft area and hasn't seemed to migrate to the orange peel area, but it almost looks like shoving in a lamp too fast would cause some of this chipped debris/finish to end up inside the business end of the reflector. I'm not going to touch this or mess with it for now because I don't think its causing a problem, but have others noticed this characteristic and is there any reason to OR good way to remedy it?

    Also, how many orings is the M-6 supposed to have at the front end? Seems to be slots for 2 but I only have one.
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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    I'm surprised there hasn't been any responses, anyone with any ideas or experience with that?
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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
    Also, how many orings is the M-6 supposed to have at the front end? Seems to be slots for 2 but I only have one.
    The M6 (no such model as "M-6"), has one o-ring on the bezel-end of the body.
    One may assume that the apparent location for an additional o-ring may be so that SureFire can supply small quantities of deep depth-rated Millennium-Series models to specialist military units.

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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    All of my M6 flashlights have one forward o-ring, but there is a place for a second.

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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    That's good to know,..for the last 2 years I've thought there were supposed to be 2 orings and that one of mine broke off.
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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    I suppose that frequent removal of the Lamp Assembly would cause some wear of the 'location shaft' - I've not noticed this obviously happening to any of my TurboHeads though.

    Key things to remember is that it is almost impossible to clear reflectors once they are dirty so if you're going to attempt to clean it I suggest extreme caution. Don't get any cleaning tool close to the reflector finish. One thought I'd had on this would be to clean it from below with the window pointing upwards on the thinking that any debris would less likely enter the reflector. Also, I'd not want to get moisture inside try to keep the cleaning operation dry or as dry as possible.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    Coolio,..I think I'll just leave it alone for now. I turned it upside down and tried to gently rub some of the material out with a q-tip to no avail. It seems like it's permanent,..like rust or something from the humidity of Oklahoma. HUmidity seems to be extremely hard on everything.
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    Default Re: Surefire turbohead finish/o-rings question

    If you want to get all the moisture out, get some small packs of dessicant and put them in the body of the light (with batteries and LA removed) for 24 hours and it should draw out all the existing moisture/humidity.
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