[Pics-DIY]Anyone loves making your light old?

jh333233

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Since my PC10 doesnt make me feel good so its a good platform for me to tryout the ideas
One day i bought some 120 sandpaper to strip the anode off the light
Wrap the sandpaper around the light and then keep rotating
Ive spent half an hour to polish the bezel, it turns out to be great and the ring is even shiny:duh2:
For the tail ive done a partial strip
WOW it cames out to be cool
Its like it has been centuries
Eye candies:D
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tam17

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Looks like it's seen years of merciless bashing! Now your PC10 need some serious dents (like from drops on concrete) :D

I've employed this method to remove sharp edges on cheaper lights, but with more gentle action and 800-1200 carbide paper. "Used" effect is the same...

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Al_D

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An aggressive ride in a vibrator tumbler (twss) with the right media does wonders to age anodized aluminium.
 

jh333233

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Re #2,3,4
Thanks

I dont have access to any of the precision machines like a lathe or vibrator, tho it would help much more by rotating the light faster/ rubbing it more violent
I put the middle body into oven for 10 minute, it does seem to get darker, and seemed easier to strip afterward
I even wanted to strip it with very rough paper first to get rid of the anod faster, but using 120 and some patient, stripping it partially, leaving some gray, seems to be better:popcorn:
In the beginning i thought im going to strip the whole light to silvery, making it bling

The edge is where it gets shiny first, like the tail, bezel

Now its time to grab a very used 6P and try the same trick :devil:
 
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That looks fantastic. Like I could pick it up out of an old droid parts bin. Yes...droid.

mine seem to gain that effect on their own thru routine use as well.

There is a thread dedicated to showing off your "beat up lights"...check it out if you have time
 

tam17

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I dont have access to any of the precision machines like a lathe or vibrator, tho it would help much more by rotating the light faster/ rubbing it more violent

Perhaps taking a handful of small nuts and bolts (or small coins) and rubbing them against your f/l in different directions would make more natural "instant worn" effect. It worked for me on Fenix E01 and some 1xAA "Police" lights with poor anodization and sharp edges.

Cheers
 

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I think the look is very handsome.

I am not sure I would deliberately do it to a light, but I can appreciate the subdued, "been there, done that" beauty the look conveys.
 

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Now your PC10 need some serious dents (like from drops on concrete) :D

You mean something like this?
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