Sold/Expired Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, CLOSED

will

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I have had a few requests to do another run of Nickel Plated mini-mags. I prefer to do only new lights that are current stock ( easy to get ). This is only for Maglites.

Each light has to be completely disassembled and stripped of the factory anodize prior to going to the nickel plater. I can do this work.

The cost for each is as follows:

$45.00 Standard 2AA Mini-Mag
$57.00 MagLED 2AA
$62.00 MagLED 3AA

This includes first class shipping, delivery confirmation, in the US. International shipping, Global Priority Mail, is an additional $3.00 for most countries. The resulting finish is ‘BRUSHED NICKEL’

Additional work I can do on these

$4.00 Body Grooves
$4.00 Head Grooves ( sometimes call fins )
$6.00 Full Polish, results in a mirror like finish.

I can also do Maglite C and D lights. I have a mini-lathe and the machine work I can do is somewhat limited. If you are interested – send me PM and I will price out the work.

I can send along custom lights, I will not be responsible if they get lost or damaged. These are mailed to me, then to the plater, then back to me, then back to the original person. That’s 4 trips through the mail.

Send me a PM for Paypal information.

PLEASE incude the following in the Paypal Description:

Your CPF user ID.
Item you are getting.
Any additional work


The picture below represents the finishes;

Left to Right
Full Polish, Brushed Finish, Standard silver mini-mag.


nickel-2.jpg
 
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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

Will,

What is the approximate turn around time for a Full Polished 2AALed?

James
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

NIGHTGUY said:
Will,

What is the approximate turn around time for a Full Polished 2AALed?

James


PM sent - roughly 3 weeks.
 

will

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

LuxLuthor said:
Will, these are gorgeous. So if I want to get a standard Mini Mag with body & head grooves, and full polish, I should PayPal you $59 total? You want it sent to you as a PM also? I know I want 1 or 2...depending on:

How much extra would it be to have you groove it to match FM's recent gold AA shown here (if you can)?


I can match that no problem. If you have one and can take a picture of the light that would be helpful. put a scale (ruler or tape measure along side it). - It looks like the body grooves are the same width as the knurled area, I can't tell from the picture how many head groove there are and the location. I see that you already did a picture, I just need a reference with a ruler.
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

Will, thanks for being able to match it. I took 4 closeups of the gold and also the blue which I'm sure are the same grooves, and are easier to see against ruler. Left these as links so you can download and enlarge for detail. Let me know if you need other views.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/aa1.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/aa2.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/aa3.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/aa4.jpg

I'll order two of these, so look for PayPal of $120 now. I got your paypal email in my PM from you.

:paypal:
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

I would like to leave this open for another 12 days, after that I want to get any custom work done and get the lights sent out to be plated.
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

That's fine by me. These are beautiful AA's, so I would think others would get them....similar to FM's gold version....they make high quality gifts at the very least.
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

I have enough at this time to meet the platers minimum requirement. I have to order a few lights from action-lights which I would like to do on Monday. Certain lights are not available locally.

If there is any additional interest - please let me know, otherwise I will go with what I have now.

thanks
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

bwaites said:
Will,

How large is your lathe, can it handle 5 or 6 cell Mags?

Bill

NO - the largest is probably a 3D mag. I can groove the head or the body. I can not cut it down and re thread.

the lathe I have is an ENCO 7X10
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

Thanks Will!

I have a body I would love to have nickel plated, but it's larger than that.

Bill
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

If you just want the body nickel plated and no lathe work - I can do that.
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

Understood! This body has some machining marks that need to be removed prior to finishing.

I'll see what I can do about that, but I'm not sure how soon I can do that.

Bill
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

will, how durable would the full polish be for, say a bare Al "shelf queen"?
 

will

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

will, how durable would the full polish be for, say a bare Al "shelf queen"?
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The aluminum oxidizes fairly quickly. It will go from a nice shine to duller day by day. The aluminum will scratch easily. Also - the polish on the different parts comes out a little different without the plating.
 
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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

Hi will,

Like LuxLuthor, I would like to get one of these machined to match my gold-plated light. I see he's ordered two, so if you can do a third let me know and i'll send the PP :) Thanks!
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

solaris said:
Hi will,

Like LuxLuthor, I would like to get one of these machined to match my gold-plated light. I see he's ordered two, so if you can do a third let me know and i'll send the PP :) Thanks!


PM sent..
 

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Re: Nickel Plated Mini-Mags, Electroless, Second Run

I have some work to do on these - I will get started over the weekend and post some progress pictures.
 
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