Edit : jan-2015 : Added anodization options. Price breakdown.
EDIT FEB 2016 : disassembly not offered anymore, only taking bare parts until further notice
Some of you requested bead blasted finish on their favorite McGizmo, but for reasons Don has thouroughly expressed in other threads (and which I totally understand), BB finish it is not currently offered by him.
For those who are eagerly willing to get their titanium blasted anyway, I can do it for you.
Prices breakdown :
- Disassembly/cleaning/reassembly : $15 per light. EDIT FEB 2016 : not offered anymore, only taking bare parts until further notice
- Bead-blasting : $15 per small light (1-batt size) or $20 per larger light (2-batts size)
- Anodizing Ti : $15 per light.
- Return shipping : $10 (uninsured) covers up to two 1-batt lights, if more and/or bigger, increased to actual cost.
Price includes PP fees. Clip and screws treatment included (if you want it).
I do glass bead blasting, 100 microns beads, shot at 100-120psi. Light, fine, smooth finish. See examples in this thread.
Complete bead blasting only.
Light-engine equiped lights only. Disassembly of RAM lights not supported as the heatsinks/reflectors are potted.
See below the Ano colors I can do.
Attention ! Capturing the "real" color of titanium is nearly impossible with a camera. The picture above cannot render the actual result but it is the best I can do.
My eyes tell me :
- "champagne"/bronze : 10 to 18V
- purple (kinda, more a dark purplish blue) : 22-24V
- blue : 28V, light blue 30V
Anodizing BB Ti results in a very dull color, do not expect a vibrant and "clear" colour. That can only be achieved on raw machine or polished finish which I don't do.
Boring : terms and conditions.
Some risks are involved. You are the one who carry them. Like if you use uninsured shipping to send the parts to me. FYI the included return shipping is uninsured and not trackable. Insured is available at cost if you wish.
I advise you declare your package as a gift and declare a low value like 20 euros or so (if sending uninsured). This will help avoid thefts. I will do the same when returning the package to you. Again, just to be clear, you are the one who carry the risk of having to pay custom fees, in both directions, should it materialize.