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    I'll leave this thread open... maybe.

    Bare Nakeds are shipping today.

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    looks nice, will wait to hear everyone's responses once they get them.

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    I canít wait!

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    Great news! Looking forward to it...has anyone ever tried to remove the ano on the exposed part of the reflector?...would it cause any issue? I have an extra reflector I got during the Unique Titanium closeout sale and thinking...
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    You could do it with abrasive paper, but then the dust would contaminate the reflector. I've removed ano in the past with caustic soda, but again you stand a good chance of damaging the reflector.
    I'd leave it be, if I were you.
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    Thanks Peter! Good points...
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    I ordered mine with the NB45 emitter. Iím really looking forward to trying this emitter since I have not had the chance to do so yet.

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    This baby just came in. It"s a beautiful thing...the aluminum bezel makes it (to me) noticeably lighter. The machining/knurling is perfect and the High Noon is, IMHO, the perfect emitter. Especially in this one...white light from silver is fitting. Great job Henry/Dan and whoever else, really enjoying this one!



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    @Johnnyh
    Looks really nice your bare Al HDS! It is a beauty!
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    Thanks Warrior...not sure how long it will look like this but also kind of looking forward to see how it changes over time.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    What does patina on bare aluminum look like?

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    Not much different. Just slightly duller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyh View Post
    Thanks Warrior...not sure how long it will look like this but also kind of looking forward to see how it changes over time.
    From what I know the "patina" or aluminium oxide is kind of white / gray. My expectation would be it looks the same but not that shiny anymore. But I think it will look cool.
    My bronze HDS looks almost the way it was looking when I received it . I guess the location of my bronze HDS is to dry...?

    But anyway I would like to habe a few of this gems. It is the cheap but cool HDS special material light.
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    From what I read, the patina that forms on aluminum (or bronze) will serve to form a barrier from further oxidation...kind of a protective layer. Itís interesting...my bronze has darkened greatly since new and others remain as new. Climate?
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Do any of you plan to edc the bare aluminum or will it be a shelf queen? Iíve been carrying mine the past few days. Iím sure it will scuff up easily. I guess that will just add character.

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    Iíve been carrying mine since it arrived; no shelf queens at my house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravelrash View Post
    Iíve been carrying mine since it arrived; no shelf queens at my house!

    Agreed! I used to try to keep them all in perfect condition but Iíve learned itís more fun just to use them and not worry about it.

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    Mines in my pocket...but Iím babying it...no other metal things in that same pocket...but Iím more concerned with losing it than anything else.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyh View Post
    Mines in my pocket...but Iím babying it...no other metal things in that same pocket...but Iím more concerned with losing it than anything else.
    I donít carry any other items in the pocket with my light either and Iím not hard on my lights. But it used to bother me a lot more when they got dinged. Losing one would be bad. Very bad.

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    Ever seen a used aluminum semi trailer or seen old aluminum wheels....i imagine that is what these will eventually look like in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    Ever seen a used aluminum semi trailer or seen old aluminum wheels....i imagine that is what these will eventually look like in time.
    I know the look you are talking about. I bet youíre right.

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    Except it will get polished by your pocket fabric and not exposed to road salt or brake dust or other nasties. My bare alu Okluma is duller than when new and has surface scratches but still looks pretty nice after a couple years. Donít worry it wonít get ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Except it will get polished by your pocket fabric and not exposed to road salt or brake dust or other nasties. My bare alu Okluma is duller than when new and has surface scratches but still looks pretty nice after a couple years. Donít worry it wonít get ugly.
    Good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyh View Post

    That is a mighty handsome flashlight!
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Some Aluminium reached the old world today. Looks really great the Bare Al HDS. It is the "Poors man Titanium HDS".




    Here a compare with the currently available HDS Rotary possibilities. For me a very nice Collection that only a few one have. The professional HDS user knows, at the left is a Rotary with Amber LED, at the right the HDS at has a SST20 LED

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    Some Aluminium reached the old world today. Looks really great the Bare Al HDS. It is the "Poors man Titanium HDS".

    Here a compare with the currently available HDS Rotary possibilities. For me a very nice Collection that only a few one have. The professional HDS user knows, at the left is a Rotary with Amber LED, at the right the HDS at has a SST20 LED
    Very nice collection!

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    Lovely collectionWOL.
    What;s the one right middle?
    I'm assuming HA, TI, Naked, ???, Bronze ish, HA.
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    "Poors man Titanium HDS".
    ...
    very nice array

    I'm assuming HA, Bronze, PoorMan's, TI, Brass, HA. ;-)

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    I reckon you're right, smartypants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    What;s the one right middle?
    I'm assuming HA, TI, Naked, ???, Bronze ish, HA.
    From Left to right:
    Rotary Black HA with Silver SS Bezel, Bronze Rotary, Bare Aluminium Rotary, Titanium Rotary, Brass Rotary, Black Rotary with Black SS Bezel
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