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Heat Treatment/Torching to Color Stainless Steel and Titanium

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Sero, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. islandgirl305

    islandgirl305 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2014
    Aiken,South Carolina
  2. cjxxvi

    cjxxvi Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    C:\
    i mean like this guy did. starting 22 mins.
    Look here
     
  3. Cw Hink

    Cw Hink Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2014
    Hale Center, Tx
    i wonder if you could put a stainless steel tube in the oven and it would work like this?
     
  4. cjxxvi

    cjxxvi Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    C:\
  5. CplMajor

    CplMajor Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Louisville, Ky
    Did a few different SS tips we rarely use and two of our trident clones:
    Mine has flared lines around both air holes
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    Gave the wife a blue/light blue almost denim style color (I swear it was teal but I didn't get it cooled fast enough to stop turning)
    [​IMG]

    Also did a SS Nautilus tube and an IGO W3
    [​IMG]
     
  6. jjrose

    jjrose Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2010
    Mississippi
    I've been playing with torching SS lately, and came up with some interesting results.
    plum mod.jpg
    HCL plus torch golden.jpg
    HCL and torch.jpg
    hades steampunk.jpg
     
  7. Yotdawglife

    Yotdawglife Super Member Verified Member

    May 25, 2014
    Maui, Hawaii
    I read this in the youtube comments on a torching video, any validity to that?
     
  8. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Hexavalent Chromium is Real. And it is Bad News.

    But when talking about Toxicity, one Always has to consider TWO Factors. Dosage and Frequency.

    A person who Welds for a Living should be Very Concerned about ALL Welding Fumes when Metal Alloys are Raised to High or Molten Temperatures.

    Because a Single Dosage may be Small, but the Frequency for them is High.

    As to Hexavalent Chromium Exposure once the SS returns to Room Temperatures, I have not been able to find much that shows that Cr(VI) can be enter the Body unless you Grind/Sand Parts. And Once Again, there is the Dosage / Frequency consideration.

    But I am not Expert in this Field. So one should do some research on their Own instead of taking my Word for it.
     
  9. Yotdawglife

    Yotdawglife Super Member Verified Member

    May 25, 2014
    Maui, Hawaii
    Thank you, I do appreciate your response and I like the cosmetic look of the mod, but this whole idea of releasing dangerous free radicals during and possibly after is not something I would like to do.
     
  10. Crow2

    Crow2 Full Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    First torching attempt on my Nemesis clone. Got the darker pieces by simply not cleaning them before torching and over-heating them.

    Overall I like it, but I doubt I'll torch anything else. I miss the clean SS look because I had sanded everything down so it was all one color.
    Looks better in the sunlight in my opinion.
    torched nemesis.jpg
     
  11. Fegbri

    Fegbri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2014
    Berlin, NJ
    My first attempt. Used an old igo-t that is titanium, then tried to match the SS drip tip to it. Overall not too bad for first try I think.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    I think it looks Great.

    I like the Even Transitions of Color.
     
  13. NEDIII

    NEDIII Senior Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    McAllen, tx, USA
    I love gold!
     

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  14. NEDIII

    NEDIII Senior Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    McAllen, tx, USA
    I have an omega top cap I've been trying to torch but I cant get that blue color out of it.
     
  15. mcleftnut

    mcleftnut Full Member

    Jun 30, 2014
    Salisbury, MD
    If you put the pieces in the oven to change the color will it mess up the threads on the tubes? If anyone knows a way to protect them wile they are in the oven can you please let it be known. Thank you
     
  16. Skunk!

    Skunk! Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
    image.jpg here's my magneto with w4 I am still deciding if I should take it all to blue or not
     
  17. gchirki

    gchirki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2013
    Marietta, Ga, USA
    I've never used the oven but no I am positive it won't. A good cleansing would do wonders for conductivity afterwards though because you will build up oxidation. Alcohol and a rag would be okay by itself but a brisk sanding first (the threads) with anything abrasive would be ideal. Just be delicate with your newly baked finish.

    Good luck
     
  18. Skunk!

    Skunk! Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
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