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Fenix light too slick?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by ninjaboigt, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. ninjaboigt

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    I know alot of fenix owners probably complain that their fenix body is too slick to graps ( i own the p2d )

    so my friend told me about this super cool tape

    its called gaffer tape ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape )

    first, it provides a decent texture to grip on, nothing like grip tape and nothing like masking tape

    and also it can be applyed and peeled off and leaving no sticky residue.

    but the con is, its expensive! but i love it, and 95% of my fenix's body surface is covered with it now. and i love it, makes turn it on easy, and it never slips out of my hand any more ( thank goodness)
     
  2. defusion

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    i know some people that swear by hockey tape for anything from guns to flashlights to, well, hockey sticks.
    some other people use skateboard grip tape, which is basically sand-paper with some sticky tape-stuff on the back.
     
  3. ninjaboigt

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    lol, yea those are def options, but gaffer doesnt leave any sticky residue, so i like that fact? just an option i wanted to throw out there.
     
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    Also, if you put gaff tape on your light, every theatre technician in the world will think you are awesome. The downside is they might try to steal your light.
     
  5. ninjaboigt

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    Nice idea, I will try it. :)
     
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    gaffer tape is no secret here
    i carry about 3feet wrapped around a bit of plastic in my wallet

    the mechanics for the world rally teams seem to be able to macguyver a car back together with a roll of gaffertape and some cable ties
     
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    I love gaffters tape. I think the duct tape people get way too much credit.
     
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    I used electric tape, works very well, and cheap.
     
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    wow i didnt know gaffer tape was so popular! i just discovered it like two weeks ago.

    Greenled: lol that looks nice
     
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    Yeah, I always have some gaffer tape around at home, though I prefer duct tape for my EDC kit. Both have their place!
     
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    someone has used heat shinrk tubing (which comes in a variety of colors) and road bike tire inner tube to add grip to their fenii. hope this helps :luck:
     
  14. ninjaboigt

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    i never played with or know where to get heat shrink tubing, and is there a bike inner tube tahts thin enough for the fenix? lol let me know if there is! lol
     
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    ^ a bike inner tube works great! cut about a 1" piece, wash it to get rid of the talcum residue and slide it on the light body. Use a bit of rubbing alchohol or hairspray to make it eaiser to install.
     
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    tommy tape, is the best I've found for a solid grip on the head for one hand opperation, plus a a wrap on the back of the light for a comortable BITE. also known as silicon self bonding tape, I've found it at ACE hrdwr
     
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    I use part of a 700x20 bike tube on my P2D.
     
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    kz1000s1, is that a perfect slip on fit for the p2d? or did u have to mod it to fit?
     
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    You can get heat shrink tubing in the electrical section of a good hardware store. Hold it over a lighter or use a hairdryer and it will snug right up. It comes in various diameters, mostly small, as it's used to wrap wire. You'll need a larger diameter for a light - it's got to slip over it and then be heated to shrink.

    Here's a link I found to 1" to get you started if so inclined: http://www.buyhardwaresupplies.com/?t=5&itemNumber=3012242
     
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    That would be me, I used red shrinky on my Fenix lights. See the post I started on this thread over at CPF...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=179810

    It was the most popular thread I ever started at CPF, over 4000 views and counting.