Mag Lite Wraps

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Hello All
I was just wondering what you folks might have come up with to wrap a maglite. Those things get pretty cold in the winter and I have used duct tape before and it worked only to later get a little slimy. I love my maglites especially the leds but I can't help but think there's a better wrap than duct tape. Any suggestions?:)
 
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What size Mag are you talking about? I use 'ranger bands' around my 4 and 5 D units. Smaller rubber hose works great for the AA models.
 
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You can use bicycle inner tube, Large sized COLD shrink tubing has worked if you can find it large enough, tennis racket grips work pretty well.
 
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With a small Mag-Lite, you will need the following:

1. Pot of water, I use a 2qt pot.

2. Stove

3. Tongs or pliers

4. 1' or so of rubber tubing

5. Box cutter or other suitable knife

Ok..here goes:

Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to keep water hot. Place tubing in water for a few minutes to soften up. 4 or 5 minutes works about fine. Then, pull it out with the tongs/pliers. Quickly slide over the grip of the AA Mag-Lite. It will shrink fairly quickly, so hurry up. Then, use the blade to remove any excess.


PeACE
Dougo
 
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Get a book on marine work, and look up "whipping" no its not 30 lashes tied to a hatch. its a way of "endless" winding a line about a cylinder shaped object, wether that be the end of a larger line to prevent fraying or around a ladder rung to provide a no slip grip, I usually either use paracord or number 24 seiners twine which is a bit thicker than most curtain cord, and is very strong. I have several lights done like this but I am not able to post pics
 

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I've got that Nite Ize Grip 'N Clip. Works great. You slip your hand through the strap and hold even a big Mag-Lite without wrapping your fingers around it. Insulates you from the metal in cold or wet weather. The clip on top is strong, too.

The paracord rig Phil shows in post # 4 would do about the same.
 

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Bicycle inner tubes work great and are available in several sizes. Most bike shops will give you the blown tubes for free even.
 

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There is also a product called "Agrip" that is excellent for wrapping stuff like flashlights with.
 
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I use black "athletic tape"
Like the kind the old school weighlifters put on the barbell
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The problem with that stuff is that it often leaves a sticky residue, or sweats out the same thing, which makes the grip nasty after a while.
 

Absintheur

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Also the car flash has skateboard tape on it simply because it is likely to get used in the rain, snow, ice...I wanted a very positive no slip grip on it.
 
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The problem with that stuff is that it often leaves a sticky residue, or sweats out the same thing, which makes the grip nasty after a while.
Yup
Gotta replace it every few years
I use rubbing alcohol to get off the sticky residue
Takes a bit of time :mad:

That Niteize strap looks cool! :thumbup:
 
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Go to a sports store and buy a roll of the towelling tape for use on squash and tennis racquet handles. It is self adhesive and once in place, soft, cushioned, grippy and sweat absorbent. Comes in pretty colours too! :)
 
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