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    From left to right:
    Peak Led 7 Led
    Gatlight V2 Tin
    LumaPower Mini D
    Peak Led 2 Heads
    MagLight AA Anodized
    MagLight AA Gold plated
    Pineapple SF Turbo Head
    Surefire L6 Porcupine
    FM11 2C Custom
    MagLight K2 Mac Custom
    MagLight HID 8 AA Mac Custom
    MicroFire 2000R
    Gold Elephant Hid

    Well they all look gold but in fact (from first picture): #1 and #4 are brass, #2 is TiN coated, #5 is gold color anodized and the rest are 24K gold plated.
    Last edited by tanasit; 07-28-2007 at 08:26 PM. Reason: add info

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    WoW! That some amazing bling you have there. I think I need to put on my sunglasses for that picture.

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    Awesome Collection, tanasit



    I saw your GOLD Pineapple SF Turbo Head


    looked over to my shelf with the same set-up in HA and was instantly Jealous!


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    "Holy flashlight Batman!!"
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    Holy Moly!!! Those are gorgeous! I'm gonna put my gold elephant head on this one.


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    That's one hell of a collection. King Midas is in the house.

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    OMG , even without the gold plating your collection would be very impressive... but now it's just off the scale! Looks great! Thanks for showing us.

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    so, do you own a gold-plating shop?

    and wow, just, wow
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    OMG !!!
    I'd be inclined to say this is just sick ... but it is way beyond that ... It is fabulous ... incredible ... unbelievable.
    Thanx for sharing !!!

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    Very valuable collection. Thanks for sharing.....just beautiful
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    Awesome! Please more details on how/who plated your lights. When I used to live in Gold country (Sierra Foothills in Calif.) there was a guy who could plate anything and was reasonable too. I wish I still had his info although I think gold has about doubled in price since then. You've got some great lights there even if they didn't have the Midas touch!
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    Now you're just showing off!

    Those golden beauties would make a pimp jealous.
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    Thank you all for the kind words...

    LuxLuthor, like this?

    Last edited by tanasit; 07-30-2007 at 01:32 PM. Reason: add info

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    CPF member Modamag arranges the coating services here ( http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...11#post2049111 )
    Earlier I sent the Mini D to be gold plated but I was told that it was made of special metal and the plating failed, so I told them to sand blast it first and still no go. I ended up sending it to Madamag and presto!

    I have an electronic gold plating kit that is good for small pieces only, for example the watch bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by matrixshaman View Post
    Awesome! Please more details on how/who plated your lights. When I used to live in Gold country (Sierra Foothills in Calif.) there was a guy who could plate anything and was reasonable too. I wish I still had his info although I think gold has about doubled in price since then. You've got some great lights there even if they didn't have the Midas touch!

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    No, I meant using the FM head from the Elephant, but that turbo head looks great too!

    It reminds me of the closing of Act 2 Scene 7 of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, begins with: "All that glitters is not gold..."

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    that is...........
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    I came in here with the intention of making a snide remark on how weak and cheesy gold lights looked . But upon seeing the lights, I can do no such thing. Berry, berry classy looking, if I do say so myself .
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    tanasit, do you have one of the original 24k over brass AA Minimags? Or is that just a gold ano'd aluminum AA next to the FiveMega one? The gold plated brass ones were a limited edition release in the 80s and came in a plush velvety box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    tanasit, do you have one of the original 24k over brass AA Minimags? Or is that just a gold ano'd aluminum AA next to the FiveMega one? The gold plated brass ones were a limited edition release in the 80s and came in a plush velvety box.
    I've got one of those original gold over brass. They are special. Look totally different from FM's gold plated minimags which are also nice.


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    Really awesome!

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    Holy bling.... I hope you're insured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    I've got one of those original gold over brass. They are special. Look totally different from FM's gold plated minimags which are also nice.

    They're so nice I could never use one as intended because I would be afraid that it would be scratched or worse dropped when you hand it to someone.


    Simply beautiful!

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    OK, had to get an updated image. High res version file is 1.5 MB


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    Makes a great desktop photo Lux.
    Thanks Norm

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    tanasit and Lux,

    You both have some INSANE collections!! Beautiful (and EXPENSIVE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    OK, had to get an updated image. High res version file is 1.5 MB
    Out of date already

    I noticed you mentioned Malkoff dropin interest. Looking forward to seeing a gold plated Malkoff MD2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chodes View Post
    Out of date already

    I noticed you mentioned Malkoff dropin interest. Looking forward to seeing a gold plated Malkoff MD2.
    Ummm....a what? Linky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Ummm....a what? Linky?
    MD2 is Malkoff's small light - 2 x 123 or 1 x 18650. Takes all his Surefire dropins - M30/M60/MC-E.
    Cool feature is the optional brass dropin retaining ring which provides a 2 stage function with a twist of the head.

    Simple little light. Similar to a 6P. First impression was it seemed a bit cheap. Now I feel stupid for thinking that and appreciate it's design.

    http://www.malkoffdevices.com/

    I treat that website like a text book , not a sales pitch. Lots of good info but you'll still need to read the CPF threads to get all the good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    OK, had to get an updated image. High res version file is 1.5 MB

    Gorgeous lights Lux! I must say that the diamond/dragon heart/porcupine style cut, gold plated looks especially striking, as your 2, 3, 4, 5 lights from the left scream, "look at me!"

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    I have to show off my updated gold holdings after getting stuff back from Modamag's run.


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