I think you'll appreciate the thought that went into the locking button. I think it has an Art Deco look to it when it is engaged ! A Ducati owner would no doubt appreciate it!
Integrating it all into the confines of the existing P16/P18 button dimensions was a challenge. When i brought the design to the machine shop I contract to do my machining, they weren't too fond of doing it and tried to discourage me, telling me i should just do a cap! I told them I didn't care the cost, it had to be done this way!
I find myself clicking it back and forth like a Zippo lighter top! Click, click, click...
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Without revealing too many details of my process, i can say it is a 3 step process all done in house here at Super-T and involves an initial surface prep to remove any machining marks or dents from the machining process, followed by a surface hardening treatment, followed by the final surface prep...
The finish is subtle, flawless finish. It doesn't scream at you, but it's durability wins out for me over the older finish and when it does start to show some age for you, redoing it for you is no problem and of course, no Charge!
I can prepare old Precises to this new finish too if anyone would like.
This new finish is already being applied to current P18650's and P16340's and P10's that are shipping.