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Old 10-10-2010, 11:58 PM #1
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Default Anyone paint their Arctic?

Lets face it, this laser has nothing good going for it except the host. I'm working on ***ing mine up a bit. Still a work in progress, still a bit too plain. I'm working on it though. I'm surprised you guys arent, I heard a number of people talk about painting theirs when it was still a glimmer in wickeds eye and we were waiting.




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I blacked out everything that said WL or Laser on one that I shipped into Australia.

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Looks nice but.....

the way I see it... with the heat produced by the LD at 1000mW...
I would paint mine (if i had one) Flat Black to help dissipate any heat....

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Here we go, touched it up a bit more. I'm not too worried about the heat. I ran it for a bit trying to get the camera to capture the beam, was warm but not hot. I don't think it has bad thermal transfer as ive seen where the heatsink is in the host, its surrounded by thermal goop. I guess its because the whole body acts like one big heat sink?

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WOW that looks awesome!
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Inviting another letter from George I see...
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I personally think the black looks bad ass on it's own, and I'm not a big Star Wars fan so I'm not touching mine. Yours is coming out well though!
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Looks good! I would like to see one polished with parts of it left black!
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I dont actually like starwars either. Its no fun compared to my own build though, its weak, big, and unfocusable, I listed it for sale and got no bites. Didnt really have much use for it. Always wanted to try the prop making thing though and I had the paints out. If I had a lathe I would take it down to bare metal in places, but I dont feel like doing it by hand with sand paper.
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Nice looking paint job! I'd be afraid I'd scratch it up using it.
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That's what a Dremel tool is for!
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