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Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« on: March 03, 2008, 05:21:18 AM »
Just finished... Gatlight V3 owned by Freewheelin.

I played around with this a lot until I finally hit on something that I found pleasing. I kept thinking that nobody has ever anodized a flashlight with this unique shape... and how I was coloring bars that wrapped around a "pole"... Such as a "Barbershop Pole"...!!

Anyway, to make a really long story short.... here ya go...






I definitely want to hear your thoughts as the techniques I used on this were new and different for me (lots of experimenting).


Dennis Greenbaum
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Re: Ti Gatlight (V3)- IN COLOR!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 05:32:12 AM »
  Dennis, 
    The body looks Great!!
    Now the knob looks so plain.
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Re: Ti Gatlight (V3)- IN COLOR!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 05:43:03 AM »
Yikes!!!  It didn't occur to me that the knob was also Ti.  :dontknow:

And to be honest, I was so focused on the bars that I didn't even think about the knob.

I will take of care of that little omission post haste.

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Re: Ti Gatlight (V3)- IN COLOR!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 05:48:56 AM »
Ok.....

I need some help here. Before I start screwin' around too much with trying to take apart the knob...(and possibly running the risk of creating a problem)...

Can someone explain to me if separating the knob from the rest of the tail assembly is relatively easy to do (I'm hoping), and if so...how?

Dennis

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Re: Ti Gatlight (V3)- IN COLOR!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 01:02:23 PM »
Ok.....

I need some help here. Before I start screwin' around too much with trying to take apart the knob...(and possibly running the risk of creating a problem)...

Can someone explain to me if separating the knob from the rest of the tail assembly is relatively easy to do (I'm hoping), and if so...how?

Dennis

Dennis, no worries - the knob simply screws off.  No loose parts, nothing to worry about.  Looks great, BTW!

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 01:51:42 PM »
Thanks Troy. As always, you're quick with the nice comments.  :D

I understand that the knob screws off...but that doesn't solve my problem. There are other components of the knob and I need to get access only to the Ti portion of the knob (you know...the part that I'll be anodizing).


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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 01:58:12 PM »
Thanks Troy. As always, you're quick with the nice comments.  :D

I understand that the knob screws off...but that doesn't solve my problem. There are other components of the knob and I need to get access only to the Ti portion of the knob (you know...the part that I'll be anodizing).


Dennis

Ah.  I've never disassembled one.  Looks sorta like a kroll clicky but probably more to it.  I think I'd leave the switch alone.  The light looks great without doing the switch, IMO.

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 02:07:32 PM »
IIRC its a McGizmo McClicky switch. I believe the brass part is screwed onto the Ti part. One of mine was loose, but due to another problem I sent it back, and the whole light was replaced. I don't want to be held responsible, so maybe Walter is best to answer, but I think they will just screw apart.

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 08:58:59 PM »
Dennis, good to see the Master Anodizer back!
That's a great looking light :thumbup:
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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 02:29:08 PM »
Woohoo, Nice job Dennis, I can't wait till my baby gets home so I can see it up close. Also can't wait to see what you've got in store for my Dragon. One thinbg for sure, there'll never another like em anywhere.

Thanx,

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 06:24:00 PM »
Wow that looks awesome... I can only imagine the time and attempts it took to make that work...  the bars are titanium...  so this was anodized onto the bars? ....we're impressed.... do you do this yourself..or use someone external?
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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2008, 08:57:32 PM »
Thank you guys!!

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...do you do this yourself..or use someone external?

I'll answer this with a photo that I shot while doing some of the prep work. How do you like the "disposable drying rack" that I made by grinding notches into a couple of old pencils? The red stuff is some of my wife's nail polish.



And Mike.... I'll get back to you shortly. On the heals of this, I came up with an idea for your Dragon.

Dennis

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 10:36:57 PM »
Now that is really  8) cool ......must have taken some time to prep each bar.




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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 12:07:48 AM »
How do you like the "disposable drying rack" that I made by grinding notches into a couple of old pencils? The red stuff is some of my wife's nail polish.

That's awesome!  Looks like a little inspiration from your Lincoln Log days!  :laughing7:

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Re: Ti Gatlight- IN COLOR! (anodized)
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2008, 12:31:57 AM »
With the AL units..don't know if you noticed but 3 holes are masked in the center section... so you need to make sure that the bars remain conductive... at that section... otherwise the light won't work (I assume that TI anodize is non conductive as well). To improve conductivity you can also create a scratch for those 3 bars using some pliers... that way when the bars slide in you get max conductivity. Also the 3 masked holes in the center need to match the 3 masked holes in the back...
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