Multitool.org Forum
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


replacement pocket clips 540

Thread Killer 2019 No Life Club Posts: 4,449
replacement pocket clips
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:29:04 AM »
I've lost the pocket clip on my Nitecore P12.   Again.  This time it is really gone and I was lucky to find the P12 in the bottom of my pocket at the end of the day.  I know I can get a factory replacement pocket clip, but it's not a good design.  It seems a waste of time to replace it with one that's just going to have the same problem.  It gets knocked off if I bump into a door frame or the side of my desk or it gets pulled off by car seatbelts.  Is there a better replacement?  Maybe something with a solid ring that can't pop off or get pulled off.  Looking for ideas here.
 :popcorn:
No Life Club Posts: 1,615
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 12:50:30 PM »
I've lost the pocket clip on my Nitecore P12.   Again.  This time it is really gone and I was lucky to find the P12 in the bottom of my pocket at the end of the day.  I know I can get a factory replacement pocket clip, but it's not a good design.  It seems a waste of time to replace it with one that's just going to have the same problem.  It gets knocked off if I bump into a door frame or the side of my desk or it gets pulled off by car seatbelts.  Is there a better replacement?  Maybe something with a solid ring that can't pop off or get pulled off.  Looking for ideas here.
 :popcorn:

Maybe a Picture of what you are talking about exactly will help someone be able to make a suggestion?

I have no idea what this light looks like or needs without one.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,078 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 06:35:25 PM »
Maybe a Picture of what you are talking about exactly will help someone be able to make a suggestion?

I have no idea what this light looks like or needs without one.

+1


________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Newbie Posts: 24
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 11:07:56 PM »
Nitecore, like so many flashlight makers, has a ever evolving product line. If you really like a product from them, my advice is buy several. I was diehard NC D10 fan until it become unobtanium.
Link to their replacement clips, many of these are interchangeable with other makers.
https://www.nitecorestore.com/Pocket-Clip-for-Nitecore-Flashlights-p/acc-clip-nitecore.htm
Thread Killer 2019 No Life Club Posts: 4,449
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 03:51:02 AM »
If you follow the link you'll see Nitecore's factory clips. They all snap on and stay on through spring steel tension, but without a solid ring they are all prone to being snagged right off the flashlights. :facepalm:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,624 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 12:35:29 PM »
Then add more spring tention :pok:

I had a similar problem with an itp A2 (now olight i2) and I solved it simply by adding heat shrink tubing on the clip ends. Can't get it of now if I tried :ahhh
10.17 kB | 400x210 26.37 kB | 400x300
« Last Edit: January 27, 2021, 05:35:42 PM by enki_ck »

No Life Club Posts: 1,615
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 02:43:56 PM »
If you follow the link you'll see Nitecore's factory clips. They all snap on and stay on through spring steel tension, but without a solid ring they are all prone to being snagged right off the flashlights. :facepalm:

I didnt and still do not see a link or I would have just clicked from the start?

Spring clips suck usually though and are hard to trust for sure.

I usually use a small piece of rubber inner tube over the whole clip area with those and this usually helps keep these all together and also provides extra grip traction all the time.
Newbie Posts: 24
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 03:12:27 PM »
Excellent fixes with the heat shrink ezdog and enki
 :like:

Clip on pocket clips have some benefits too, allowing many lights to move easily from one mode of use to another.
I really like using headlamps, but I hate blinding others. I often use a headlamp to start work, and then remove it from the band as I settle in by clipping it on my shirt. Where it's much less likely to leave everyone seeing spots.



Thread Killer 2019 No Life Club Posts: 4,449
Re: replacement pocket clips
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 01:14:01 PM »
The shrink wrap and innertube are good ideas.  I went ahead and ordered the replacement from Nitecore which should be here soon and I will try those.  Here are the available clips from Nitecore (from the link that some can't see because it is probably country restricted) and you can see that they are all open clips.  My only other option for replacement might have been a Nite-ize Gear Clip but I wasn't sure how big those are since they're really made for cell phones.  Thanks.

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
May Goal: $300.00
Due Date: May 31
Total Receipts: $79.60
PayPal Fees: $5.65
Net Balance: $73.95
Below Goal: $226.05
Site Currency: USD
25% 
May Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2020, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.044 seconds with 33 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool