Who are the top modders these days?

F250XLT

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Been gone a while, but used to get a lot of lights modded by members here. I had dealt mostly with Milky, Darkzero, DatiLED, and a few others, but most are now long gone. That said, who are the top modders doing work on the side these days?
 

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I don't know if he is still working but I had a great triple Aleph made by Tana a few years ago.

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DatiLED is still active, in matter of fact he recently finished some mods for me. Tana and Nitroz are still here.
 

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Vinh at skylumen.com does a little of everything.

Kyfishguy does awesome Mag mods

Vestureofblood at adventuresport can do a little of everything as well
 
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I modded a gatorade g2 bottle with a vitamin water cap. This lockdown is killing me!!! And the messed up part is i got rid of a bunch of modding equipment last year. If you still need the services in a few months, get back to me and I’ll see how far I’ve come
 

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staticx57, for some reason I cannot reply with quote to your post.

Nothing planned currently, but if I get up and rolling again, just wanted to know who to contact to get some work done.
 

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Yes. I am still around and doing mods as time allows. As a matter of fact, I just completed two McGizmo PD mods, and am finishing a Spy 005. There is plenty of room on my (freshly cleaned) workbench.

I am not yet being required to shelter in place as my job is considered to be "ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE". However, it is likely just a matter of a time before I will be required to work from home. Without a commute, I will have a lot of free time each week.
 

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Yes. I am still around and doing mods as time allows. As a matter of fact, I just completed two McGizmo PD mods, and am finishing a Spy 005. There is plenty of room on my (freshly cleaned) workbench.

I am not yet being required to shelter in place as my job is considered to be "ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE". However, it is likely just a matter of a time before I will be required to work from home. Without a commute, I will have a lot of free time each week.

Hey datiLED,

what are are the chances I could have a Surefire U2 modded to put out more lumens? If so, what would be my options and a possible cost?

steve
 

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Hey datiLED,

what are are the chances I could have a Surefire U2 modded to put out more lumens? If so, what would be my options and a possible cost?

steve

I have never liked modding Surefire lights, and after recent experiences am staying away from Surefire lights in general. Start a thread asking for someone to mod your U2, and you should find somone up for the task.
 

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I have never liked modding Surefire lights, and after recent experiences am staying away from Surefire lights in general. Start a thread asking for someone to mod your U2, and you should find somone up for the task.

I understand what you're saying. I do mod them and the challenge is opening them up without any damage. Some can be easier and some an extreme pain with the loctite.
 

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I understand what you're saying. I do mod them and the challenge is opening them up without any damage. Some can be easier and some an extreme pain with the loctite.
I understand you. I missed an M1 one and the combination of strap wrenches, a vice and a blow torch just to get it open was terrifying. I wouldn't do it on someone else's light.

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I understand you. I missed an M1 one and the combination of strap wrenches, a vice and a blow torch just to get it open was terrifying. I wouldn't do it on someone else's light.

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It is a difficult and precarious job opening up Surefire lights.
 

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I agree, sometimes it's a pain to get them open. Very stressful if it is someone else's light.
 

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I don't do mods (for anyone else) but the things that I have played with usually resulted in taking 3 or 4 originals and using the parts, plus extra stuff to end up with 1 final version.

I have built a few flash lights from scratch and even those didn't result in 100% yield.

Still amazed that someone can be confident enough in their skills to start a project on an expensive light and modify it for someone else.
 
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