I torched the shiny parts of my nemesis clone.

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by K-Woodz, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. K-Woodz

    K-Woodz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Comments? Opinions? Love it? Hate it?

    Also, post some pics of your torched metal!!


  2. StarsAndBars

    StarsAndBars Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    looks sweet. been seriously thinking about do it to one of my rdas. don't have a torch though. think a bic would work?

    I tried a force patina, but the rda is stainless steel so no luck.

    Patina'd one of my blades and it looks great.
  3. K-Woodz

    K-Woodz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I def think you need a torch. It didn't change until the metal was red hot all the way through. Maybe a stovetop would work?
  4. justinonymous

    justinonymous Senior Member ECF Veteran

    You definitely need a torch. Yellow is the first color you hit when you're heat treating and I think you need at least like 300 degrees.
  5. Elitevapr

    Elitevapr Senior Member


    Thanks for the idea bro.. love it this way.. might just be me but seems like my locking ring isn't getting stuck anymore after heating it up

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  6. TheReign

    TheReign Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    This makes me want to torch my whole mod Lol
  7. Drymouth2lung

    Drymouth2lung Full Member Verified Member

    Exactly this haha.
  8. carrielsal

    carrielsal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How did you get the area around you torched to not heat up?
  9. Elitevapr

    Elitevapr Senior Member

    Just take them off then torch them

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  10. Bigdaddy74

    Bigdaddy74 Full Member Verified Member

    Those look really cool
  11. fadeyt

    fadeyt Full Member Verified Member

    that is awesome
  12. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    hey guys. Been on a torching frenzy here lately and i figured i would share some of what ive done.
    etyu 002.jpg
    chi you clone and kayfun driptip torched all colorfully
    jhfd 010.jpg
    SVD torched hot to a light blue
    srtghs 016.jpg
    Nimbus rainbow cap. hard to see the color in that pic
    torched cap (3).jpg
    IGOW cap torched to a deep purple
    rfgth 003.jpg
    Nemesis torched to a dark gold-ish black-ish 18350/650
  13. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    rfgth 007.jpg
    rfgth 002.jpg
    and a deeper blue mini conversion tank for a kayfun. Im running out of things to torch. Fire is fun.
  14. Craybee

    Craybee Super Member ECF Veteran

    they're all nice but that blue one looks awesome. well done. :toast:
  15. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    why ty sir:toast:
  16. BiscuitGTR

    BiscuitGTR Senior Member

    Prob a dumb question but do you literally just torch it? Or do you use some kind of oil on the device and then torch it?

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  17. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    no just clean it well. oils from your hand can cause it to heat un-evenly so it will come out splotchy. I wipe it down well with alcohol and then water. dry it well. Go slowly with the torch and keep the flame above the steel unless you want it to heat faster. There are good youtube videos on this. Good luck

    the steel will turn gold, then purple, then blue if you get it glowing red. If you dont want anything past purple, dont let it get red hot. If you want between purple and light blue, get it red to bright red respectively.

    If you heat it to a color then let it cool down for about 5 minutes then reheat to the same color it will darken the shade. Unless youre doing bright blue. Bright blue will only reach a certain point (like the top ring on the svd pictured above) then get lighter with re-heating.

    Dont quench the steel in water until you get your desired color. I have had little to no success changing the color after quenching. Seems to just make it uglier.

    Also remember that the color will darken some over time. Your oils from your hand will make it look more tarnished. You can polish this away and get to your originally created color but it doesnt stay long.

    Ive found natural sunlight brings out the colors best. Might be a good idea to torch outside on a sunny day. Havent tried that yet though.
  18. BiscuitGTR

    BiscuitGTR Senior Member

    thank you very much

    twerk team bravo
  19. K-Woodz

    K-Woodz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That igow!!! Awesome

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  20. Mechm0djunky

    Mechm0djunky Full Member Verified Member

    Those all look great! So while you are torching you can actually see the color it is at? I was thinking it would just get that black burnt stuff on it at first and cover up the color till you wiped it off, kinda like when putting a lighter towards metal and that black color appears? Give or take, how long does it take? I showed these pictures to my girlfriend. Big mistake, she wants all our stainless mods torched now. She says they are pretty like a rainbow, I didn't admit it to her but they really do look amazing. I just casually agreed they looked alright like men do. Ha

    Think I'll just check out some videos on it, now that she is wanting 20 some odd mods torched. Of course I have a few mods no torch is getting close to. Maybe that's what I need to do, torch the heck out of a GP Paps mod and post pictures in one of those Paps loving threads. I wouldn't hear the end of it. Lol. I'd be known around the forum as the guy that torched his gp paps. Thanks for the pictures and ideas.

    Edit: I watched some videos and they pretty much answered my questions. I actually saw a couple people do tubes on the stove top for super even anodizing by just rolling it back and forth over the eye /heating element of the stove. Think I'm going to give it a shot this week sometime with a touch though.
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