UPDATE......... Butler Creek rifle scope cover arrived over the weekend and is now happily residing on my Mag 3D LuxIII mod!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Look under "Mag 3D Lux III mod"http://community.webshots.com/user/4x4dragon
When people look for covers for camera lenses with
lens hoods I have heard (read) of people suggesting
certain tupperware lids. If you know a tupperware person
you might be able to find a lid that friction fits.
Easiest and cheapest way to go is a plastic bag and a rubber band.
They work, are replaceable for nothing, and come off fast with the added benefit of not having to care (or worry) about 'em.
I used to do this with camera lenses since they would let me see what lens was on the camera. Also, if needed, I could use a larger bag, put a filter on the lens, and by doing that, cut out the plastic bag around the lens, ending up with a weather resistant camera cover. You get pretty creative when you're too cheap to spend more money on something.
this Mag 3D LuxIII mod is already costing me more and more money and i haven't even actually paid for the light itself yet!
lens cover: $10-$15
sputtered reflector: $7
and then there i've got a few ideas to personalize it:
gold tailcap(if i could ever find one from a gold Mag D cell light)i've always likes the look of gold and green together
laser engraving-would be nice
glow powder or paint
heck while im at it i might as well plan on getting the countycomm bail-out bag with it's compartment made for a maglite!
oh, i give up.........THIS IS MADNESS!! i need to get the light first! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/broke.gif[/img]
The lens cover for after market foglights on most newer cars, like Mitsubishis, night also be a suitable alternative for the cover of the mag light. However there might be a problem because they are all tinted one color. Yet I seem to find that If i go here, www.authentic-strivectin.com
Try many things. Someone mentioned Tupperware lids. Also try the small Tupperware BODIES for fit. (Don't forget Rubbermaid!) Take the light with you to the grocery/kitchen store and try them out. Sometimes you can get so close that a strip of felt or cork or gasket material may be glued into the container for a perfect slip fit on the light.
Don't forget to try caps and lids of ALL kinds. I found a black plastic cap from a small can of spray paint (for model builders) that fits PERFECTLY on my TEKTITE 300. If you find one that works you can also drill/melt a VERY, VERY tiny hole in it so you can EASILY be sure that the light is off when you stow it. Some plastic chair leg tips fit snuggly onto an ARC-AAs or Infinitys.
Plumbing fittings can be a boon. Try different sizes and schedules of plastic pipe caps. Even copper sweat caps can be painted and lined so as not to dammage the finish if you can make them fit.
Take the light with you to stores that sell cheap plastic tumblers and glasses and check if one can be cut off and lined for a cap.
Keep sniffing around and keep your mind open and you'll find something.
ordered one today, should have it by this weekend. will have to try it out on my Mag 2C w/Epeion until i get my Mag 3D Lux III mod. will post pics once i get it.
oh yeah, im a typical flashaholic, ordered a Streamlight Clipmate too....... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] on sale for less than $13. bought both from an online distributor for the lens covers.
Until you mentioned it, I hadn't even thought about a lens cover for my Mr. Bulk DD3DIII. It's a very good idea with our UCL glass lenses.
Thanks for the tip and looking forward to seeing what you think of it.
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well ginseng actually first suggested the rifle scope cover idea. i just did some leg work and found one to fit(hopefully). midwayusa.com is where i ordered it from for about $7 and they also had the SL Clipmate for under $13 so....
note one thing, the "eye" optics covers are the only ones that come with the little red switch/button. the "objective"/ones that fit the mag D & C lights are manual/flip by hand. no biggie, just thought i would let you know.
speaking of UCL, i need to go order mine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
haven't forgot about you guys interested in seeing the Butler Creek Scope cover and if it works. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] the durn thing is just not here YET!! is was shipped USPS(parcel post i think) but still! this is getting ridiculous, it was supposively shipped last Monday and it was only coming from missouri. even IF it's not MidwayUSA's fault, im wondering why it cost over $6(i think $8 or $9) for Parcel Post on just a lens cover and SL Clipmate. i might be getting the lead versions of both [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
came back from backpacking this weekend to find the package in my mailbox. well after playing around with my brother's Streamlight Clipmate to make sure it worked ok, i popped open the clamshell package that the scope cover came in immediately went and got my Lux III Mag 3D. drum roll.........
it fit's like a glove!!! it didn't slip on too easy but yet it wasn't impossible to put on either. it was nice and snug. it was as tight a fit as i would like without having to use some sort of lubricant. i pushed it down all the way on to where the inside ridge sit's on top/touches the bezel ring of the maglite. the covers covers/wraps around the bezel down to about 1/2-way covering the gripping grooves on the head.
BONUS: as a bonus, no more free advertising for M@glite (in light of their stubborness on improving the light output of their own lights instead of sueing other better yet smaller companies). the cover completely covers the laser engraving. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
oh yes, the lens cover itself snaps shut and with a flick/push of the thumb or any finger the cover springs open.
will post pics when i get a chance and will either post the link here or i may start a new thread.
yep, should be able to get the pics taken tonight after i clear off my 120+ pics from my backpacking trip this past weekend. of course, with the way webshots has been working lately, there will probably be a delay in being able to view them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]