Sold/Expired Custom Delrin switch parts for Sunwayman V10R Ti + and V11R LED lights

tatteredmidnight

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so, this should go without saying, but I'm sure your solution is infinitely better than the new "care package" SWM is giving out to owners?

I have will's Delrin ring on my Ti+ and the stock rubber boot on my V11r high CRI. The rubber boot is a satisfactory solution, the Delrin retaining ring is an outstanding solution.

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Here are the kits I got in the mail yesterday.

OK, here is the kit for the V11R:
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Detail of the new switch parts:
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Here is the kit for the V10R Ti+:
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Detail of the new switch parts (yup, same as with the other kit - which is expected):
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New V10R switch parts on top, old ones (with my Bearing Brass ring) on the bottom - yes, host bored for the "fat" cell :devil:
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I assembled the V10R Ti+ with the new parts, and on the right is the V11R "stock" (old/original parts):
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Close up on the new (middle) vs. old parts (bottom):

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No, you can't use the old Ti button cover with the new retaining ring - the retaining ring's ID is slightly larger than the OD on the Ti button cover:

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Trying out the new screws on the clip:

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Just wanted to give Will a big THANK YOU! He didn't have to go out of his way to help me out, and certainly didn't have to pay for half of the shipping, when I fubar'd my ring kit. He even turned it around in a day! There aren't many people left who are generous when it comes to business. Thank you sir!
Brian
You are welcome :eek:


so, this should go without saying, but I'm sure your solution is infinitely better than the new "care package" SWM is giving out to owners?
In the prior post I show the kits I got for my V10R Ti+ and V11R. I installed the new kit in my V10R Ti+ to test it for a few days, and so far I can say that the new rubber kits "do" work, in that there is no longer metal to metal friction, but the button press is longer now and needs more force than before and it does not have the neat metal button in the middle. So far I still like the feel/operation and look of the metal button cover and the Delrin replacement ring, but my solution (Delrin kit) is a lot more expensive than the free kit from Sunwayman.

Which one is better? That is for each person to decide, but I feel the kit will be good enough for most folks (plus again, it is free) as it eliminated the single most frustrating part of these great lights - horrible sound from the original metal button cover and metal retaining ring.

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sorry for noob question but would someone please tell me how to get the free rubber kit?
thought i would try it for free.. then order the Delrin ring if not up to par.
thanks
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sorry for noob question but would someone please tell me how to get the free rubber kit?
thought i would try it for free.. then order the Delrin ring if not up to par.
thanks
David

For us that bought the lights from a dealer, the dealer shipped the parts to us, in many cases without asking.

If you bought your light from a dealer go ahead and ask them first if they have the free kit that they can sent to you. Details on the kit on my website:
http://www.atdms.com/Sunwayman_kit_V10R_V11R.html

If you bought it from other source, Ebay, private party, etc., try to ask for the kit directly from Sunwayman.

Good luck,
Will
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Are these still available? Tried sending a pm but wasn't able to.
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Are these still available? Tried sending a pm but wasn't able to.

Sorry about that - my PM has been turned off for several years now - I do everything via email now.

I sold my last V10R parts many months ago, and have not had enough interest to make a new batch, so unfortunately I don't have any parts to sell at this time.

Will
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

No problem, thanks for replying.
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

I have quick searched all five pages of this thread for the word "lubricant" without success, so I assume it hasn't come up in the discussion. After checking with SWM on the electrical suitability of dry spray lubricant, I experimented with a teflon spray (actually designed for bicycle chains). It penetrates the pores of the metal, reduces friction and stays put under extreme pressure and in this application really does provide a significant improvement in the action of SWM V10r Ti+ switch. The switch remains a funky, unfortunate aspect of an otherwise excellent flashlight design, but it can be improved this easily. Of course I'd love to buy a delrin ring but alas they are no longer available...and, according to Will, likely to remain so.
 
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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Hello Wquiles,

I would be interested in 2 Delrin retaining ring kits for Sunwayman V10R and V11R when or if you produce another batch.

Are you still producing the bearing bronze retaining rings?

John
 
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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Are the v10 delrin retaining ring kits still available? I'd like to get 2.
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Are the v10 delrin retaining ring kits still available? I'd like to get 2.

I want to add my interest for the V10r ti+ Delrin Retaining Ring Kit, if you gather enough interest to do another run - add me to the list (and I'm interested in a ti DE razor as well).
 

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Re: Custom Delrin Button Covers for Sunwayman V10R Ti +

Guys,

For my hobby I work on various projects, and I always seem to have plenty of projects in progress and in the planning stages (this week I finished a 3x Nichia 219 shop light that I started back in December!), and I am currently running a passaround on Titanium DE handles, working on making Titanium scales for a straight razor, etc..

Bottom line is that I am very grateful for the interest and support, but I also want to be up front that it is not likely that I will do another run/batch of these.
 
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