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Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision 1986

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2017, 09:28:57 PM »
I saw a trick mentioned on another forum. Chop some boiled eggs into tiny chunks, stick them in a plastic bag, and shove your copper flashlight in there... when you pull it out 8 hours later it will have a groovy dappled patina. (I haven't tried it, but the result looked pretty cool. For those who are looking for an Insta-Patina.)
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Or links please  :D

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
Am I allowed to mention a rival forum? We'll soon find out.
http://www.candlepowerfor...ost-your-Olight-S1-Photos
Obviously these are not my photos, they belong to a chap or chapette called weklund on candlepowerforums




and this is an effort by Trailhunter on the same forum.



Awesome effect!
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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2017, 12:34:21 AM »
I could not help myself. Had to order the Olight I3E EOS. I love the brass model, but need a copper one in my life.  :D

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2017, 12:35:01 AM »
I love forced patinas on blades, but for some reason i'm not much of a fan of the forced patina on copper lights.  :think: Love the natural patina on copper lights though.

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2017, 01:18:14 AM »
Agree. I don't really care for the look of those. The middle pictures ok, but the rest just stink, get it, because they were dipped in hard boiled eggs  :D

Thanks for posting that tho thunderpants

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2017, 06:34:50 AM »
look at the crud that worked its way inside the on off switch in that third pic, I think this is more detrimental to the workings of the light and the patina is kinda ugly imo.

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2017, 08:59:42 AM »
Yeah, I've also dismissed the idea of egging my olights. I'd much rather let them age gracefully.
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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2017, 02:28:42 AM »
Got my copper I3E EOS today!

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 02:30:38 AM »
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 02:33:50 AM »
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 02:51:24 AM »
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 03:06:23 AM »
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.


It's how all the twist lights I own turn. Try holding the head of the light with your left hand and twisting the body clockwise. It's how I like to do it.



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Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 03:07:44 AM »
I was a long time Maglite user (Solitaire LED,  Mini Mag AA and Mini Mag AAA) and had to get used to my newer lights... Mags turns clockwise while other twisties I own turn counter-clockwise


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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2017, 03:08:47 AM »
First impressions of the I3E are good but I do notice the threads for the twisty feel gritty and stick. I cleaned and lubed the threads and o-ring, but it's still the same. It doesn't feel like it's dirty. It feels like the threads were not ground well. Hopefully it will smooth out with some use.

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2017, 03:20:29 AM »
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:
You will love the patina... To me, copper develops better patina than brass...


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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2017, 03:43:24 AM »
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:
You will love the patina... To me, copper develops better patina than brass...


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Oh for sure.  :tu:

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2017, 03:53:54 AM »
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.


It's how all the twist lights I own turn. Try holding the head of the light with your left hand and twisting the body clockwise. It's how I like to do it.
I use the light one handed. It's so small it just makes sense. I pull it out of my pocket with a lanyard and twist it on one handed.

I was a long time Maglite user (Solitaire LED,  Mini Mag AA and Mini Mag AAA) and had to get used to my newer lights... Mags turns clockwise while other twisties I own turn counter-clockwise


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Maybe that's it. With maglite being the household flashlight for years that probably ingrained that into my twisting familiarity.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 03:56:36 AM by kaput »

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2017, 04:56:01 AM »
First impressions of the I3E are good but I do notice the threads for the twisty feel gritty and stick. I cleaned and lubed the threads and o-ring, but it's still the same. It doesn't feel like it's dirty. It feels like the threads were not ground well. Hopefully it will smooth out with some use.

mine are tight also, as I said above, its aslo tight going over the o-ring, when light warms up threads loosen up a little, I was considering cleaning lube off and trying teflon tape, as it works well with copper and brass plumbing threads, but not sure it will be good on a light that gets twisted often

I'm starting to use the light on my keychain cause it has a off center emitter, and dont care if it gets banged up, so maybe that will speed up patina process.  Out of the three I3e's I got this winter, the copper & black were off center emitters, the silver one is perfectly centered
« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 05:02:09 AM by Blackbeard »

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2017, 03:31:22 AM »
More patina added to my flashlight. Looking sharp!

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2017, 12:18:14 AM »
I got my camera to work, but I cannot see what I am shooting so its a guessing game. Best I could do.

I love the patina this one is taking.















Just got this today. Can't wait to see how it patinas.  :dd:



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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2017, 11:14:20 AM »
 :-\ 5 weeks and nada, maybe a slight haze to the copper, but no color change yet. could be the lower winter humidity, but damn I thought it would be a faster process

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2017, 02:44:14 PM »
Maybe different people are more/less acidic than others. My copper olights are also pretty fresh looking, even though I use them every day. It's cold here so I'm not sweating profusely. (In fact I'm barely alive...)
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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2017, 05:21:29 AM »
3 month update: well it seems to be taking on a hazy pinkish hue, but i'm not seeing those drastic dark changes like some of the other pics:



And this is the pic from when I first got it:

« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 05:24:31 AM by Blackbeard »

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2017, 06:07:13 AM »
I'm surprised too by the lights that haven't patina'd. Mine was super quick, it gets used daily. I think it's looking good  :tu:

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2017, 06:22:35 AM »
damn that does look nice kaput. looks like an A/C or plumbing pipe after I braze or solder, I'm not happy with the progress on mine + the emitter is off center. I've alternated this light on my keychain and neck lanyard and its just taking too long, don't think it will ever get that nice color yours has

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2017, 06:37:28 AM »
after reading some of the comments I googled oxidation..whats happening in the copper is similar to iron when it rusts. the element loses electrons to oxygen and steals oxygen electrons. very hard to visualize this in your mind as its happening on such a small scale. then you have to picture a copper atom, and millions more of them share electrons and forming solid matter...I think I need a few more IQ points to see this stuff in my minds eye

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2017, 08:40:20 AM »
damn that does look nice kaput. looks like an A/C or plumbing pipe after I braze or solder, I'm not happy with the progress on mine + the emitter is off center. I've alternated this light on my keychain and neck lanyard and its just taking too long, don't think it will ever get that nice color yours has
It really came out of nowhere. At first it had no changes, then whammy, it got dark in days... I do like it. Although I really also like the raw in patina fresh copper look as well. I think it's sharp  :tu:

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2017, 04:13:09 PM »
My girlfriend just ordered me one of these because she found out I had gotten her a little surprise for Easter, so I will be joining y'all in this thread soon! I have wanted one for a while. :cheers:

Copper flashlight 30 day challenge!!! Started 4/19/17. Come check it out! :tu:

https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,71632.0.html
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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Can't wait... :popcorn:


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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2017, 04:39:17 PM »
Can't wait... :popcorn:


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We should start a 30 day Copper Olight Badge in this thread!!!  :think: :think: :tu: :ahhh :D :whistle:

Copper flashlight 30 day challenge!!! Started 4/19/17. Come check it out! :tu:

https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,71632.0.html

 

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