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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    Krytox works for me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    This mix of goo is what HDS puts on the threads...
    I bought one of those with an o-ring kit...or came with it, so im golden

    I also have some other thread lubricant but not sure what it is

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    I just got some lube from Malkoff. Itís the lube they use on there lights and itís the best stuff I have used so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    This mix of goo is what HDS puts on the threads...
    Does it come in a larger quantity, like a tube, for those of us with several HDS lights?

    I have some of the HDS goo and also a tube of a product called NYOGEL 760G, from Nye Lubricants, that I purchased from LightJunction 7 years ago. Will that work okay on Titanium?

    (Dielectric Grease forElectrical ConnectorsNyoGelģ 760G)

    https://www.nyelubricants.com/

    PDF link:

    https://www.nyelubricants.com/stuff/...yogel_760g.pdf
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    [QUOTE=RCS1300;5302222]Does it come in a larger quantity, like a tube, for those of us with several HDS lights?/QUOTE]

    That is the only size HDS has, but it is enough to lube a lot of lights. A little goes a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Krytox works for me too
    A lot of people mention Krytox, but when I look for it, there seems to be quite a few choices.
    There is Krytox GPL-205, 107, 1514,105, and so on.
    Which is the one everyone recommends?

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    I use Krytox 50/50
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    I use Krytox 50/50
    I can't seem to find Krytox 50/50.
    From what I can find is that someone decided to add something to a type of Krytox for a custom blend in an effort to make it better than Dupont/Chemours was able to do with all of their chemists.

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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    I think it is 50% oil and 50% grease
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    We couldnít get any titanium out yesterday, but the remainder WILL be shipping next week.

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    NyoGel 760G is what I use. I read somewhere that that is what Oveready uses on all of its lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutpool View Post
    NyoGel 760G is what I use. I read somewhere that that is what Oveready uses on all of its lights.

    Yes, I am going to stay with this lube as I have a tube of it and the nozzle makes it really easy to apply to the copper in the head. For some reason, I am sure it was the very best solution at the time - 7 years ago.

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    So, super titanium related question here, I use Super Lube for just about everything. It's basically PTFE (teflon?) grease. It is dielectric, so I'm not sure if it's 100% safe. I just put a small amount on the threads and o-rings with a toothpick or q-tip. Will I be OK with this?

    Also, what's this ring of hard clear material on the tube? (sorry for the size, my phone keeps taking gigantic pictures...)

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    I'm guessing maybe something to help prevent "crushing" the U-wire ?
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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    Its on mine too, and my brass. Its non-conductive, so I'm betting its an extra bit of insulator to keep the bare metal battery tube from accidentally shorting to the contact ring where the control wire touches the driver, which would lead to malfunction. In the aluminum lights the anodization performs that duty. To be honest it would be damn hard to over-tighten these heads enough for that gap to close and short, so I doubt its even being used in there, but HDS lights are nothing if not over-engineered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emarkd View Post
    Its on mine too, and my brass. Its non-conductive, so I'm betting its an extra bit of insulator to keep the bare metal battery tube from accidentally shorting to the contact ring where the control wire touches the driver, which would lead to malfunction. In the aluminum lights the anodization performs that duty. To be honest it would be damn hard to over-tighten these heads enough for that gap to close and short, so I doubt its even being used in there, but HDS lights are nothing if not over-engineered.
    That is exactly what it is.
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    Are you talking about what the arrows are pointing to? Isnít that grease?


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    Quote Originally Posted by calypso699 View Post
    Are you talking about what the arrows are pointing to? Isnít that grease?
    No, it's not grease. It looks and feels like a bead of solidified epxoy resin to act as an emergency insulator/protector in case things get squished a bit too close for some unholy reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toads View Post
    No, it's not grease. It looks and feels like a bead of solidified epxoy resin to act as an emergency insulator/protector in case things get squished a bit too close for some unholy reason.
    Interesting. Thanks for the info. I suppose I shouldnít have to worry about the longevity of that epoxy resin since HDS made it but I canít help but wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calypso699 View Post
    Interesting. Thanks for the info. I suppose I shouldnít have to worry about the longevity of that epoxy resin since HDS made it but I canít help but wonder.
    It's on the 10 year old titanium lights and has never been an issue so I would say you at least have 10 years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    It's on the 10 year old titanium lights and has never been an issue so I would say you at least have 10 years...
    That works for me! Thanks Hogo.

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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    I just noticed that the signal wire is also insulated for the Ti model. Not necessary with hard anodized aluminium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    I just noticed that the signal wire is also insulated for the Ti model. Not necessary with hard anodized aluminium.
    Yep. A lot more hand work done on the special metal runs. Much more labor intensive.
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    Default Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    I never noticed the clear insulator on top of the battery tube lol but I did notice a machined slot in the battery tube where the insulated wire is situated. Sorry this is on my Bronze as my Titanium is at customs but I presume itís the same.

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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    Titanium 18650 battery compartments...

    Wonder if there would be enough potential purchasers to make titanium 18650 battery tubes in rotary (Acme threads) and clicky (24 TPI threads) styles?

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    I can just see the wisps of steam coming out of Dan's ears.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    I can just see the wisps of steam coming out of Dan's ears.....
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    LOL - these wisps are not small

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    I had actually already been thinking along these lines. The wisps of smoke are from a good English Latakia and Perique blend while I solve this three pipe problem.

    Since I already have the machinist working on standard 18650 tubes... I think I can get Henry to agree... would only be for Rotary acme threads... and would probably be stupid expensive (well hell, most of this stuff is stupid expensive).

    I shall see what can be done and for how much for how many.

    In fact, why doesn't someone start an interest thread on the topic and let's see where that goes.
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    Sweet lord. An 18650 Ti tube raised button would be such a treat....

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    Default Re: Titanium Two ... Electric Torch-a-roo

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    I had actually already been thinking along these lines. The wisps of smoke are from a good English Latakia and Perique blend while I solve this three pipe problem.

    Since I already have the machinist working on standard 18650 tubes... I think I can get Henry to agree... would only be for Rotary acme threads...
    Yet another good reason to sell my ti Executive and purchase a Ti Rotary on April 29th.

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