AAA twisty needs extra grip, Any ideas?

Paul6ppca

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I've got an MJP Extreme. I really like it but twisting one hand is difficult. The knurling is a bit low for my hand.
What can I put on it for extra grip that won't ruin its looks or make it to thick??
I looked for some shrink tubing in 1/2 but I didn't want $12-15 bucks worth of it. Not sure that would work.
So I looked for some elastic band but did not find anything. So any ideas??
Here is the light, 4 th one from left
AAA lay by Paul, on Flickr
Right now I am using a plastic tip from hardware store, I cut the top to make a band, but its uneven and a bit thicker than I prefer.
Thanks so far for all the tips! I am going to try and find some 3/8 silicone tubing?
 
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I've got an MJP Extreme. I really like it but twisting one hand is difficult. The knurling is a bit low for my hand.
What can I put on it for extra grip that won't ruin its looks or make it to thick??
I looked for some shrink tubing in 1/2 but I didn't want $12-15 bucks worth of it. Not sure that would work.
So I looked for some elastic band but did not find anything. So any ideas??

Have you tried using some lubricant on the Oring of the light.... like silicone grease?
 

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How about slipping some tight fitting O-rings around the body? Can get them in different colors as well.
 

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Thanks for the ideas.
I have cleaned and use nyogel on threads. It seems that once you use it it's looser. When sitting the lube get thicker/stiff.
Plastidip I like that idea.
I tried orings but it felt strange to use.
Keep the ideas coming!
I think lumintop worms came with a silicone band??
Maybe I can find some silicon tubing?
 
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AVService

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I have no clue what this light even looks like?

I use Ranger Bands though sometimes when I get one that I want to have a better grip of for whatever reason.

You can get Bike Tire Tubes that are bad for free from bike stores and just cut a tube to your length and slip it onto the light and see how that feels.
 

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If nothing else super glue would work. And also guarantee that you don't lose your light 😁
 

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If nothing else super glue would work. And also guarantee that you don't lose your light 😁

They were sold on here many moons ago.they are very nice light but first thing I noticed about them was the knurling on them looking very smooth. It's almost more like a pattern then raised knurling
 

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I have a supply of 1/2" shrink tubing if you'd like to try some. PM me your address and I'll pop a piece in the mail... :)

Plain black, fyi...
 

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I have done my best w/ the shrink-wrap tubing on the ~hexagonal LD01's and the finely-knurled ARC-AAA; it seems to work for a while, then starts to slip. Not worth the effort IMO
 

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Thanks Jon
Good lnfo.

A trip to local hardware store, I was looking for silicone tubing, but came across this edge protector, in 1/2 inch, and color is decent!
I just cut the end with a razor blade. Not Bad. Much easier to turn on with one hand now:grin2: And easy to know which end is the front:laughing:

, on Flickr
 
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A microstream aaa clip with the clip cut off will clamp right on the head . There $2 and you can also just put the whole clip on the head and it will ride lense up .
 

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