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Luma Cinch - black dye on leather rubbing off?

 
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Aug 31, 2012 12:36 |  #16

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Ordered one 10 hours ago and just got an email telling me its shipped with the membrane. Nice. I was expecting 5 days before shipping.

Awesome! Looks like they finally built up some inventory... it was a 2 week wait from order date to shipment date about a month ago.




  
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Aug 31, 2012 14:33 |  #17

I'm looking into the black dye thing now.

After we laser engrave, we need to fill in the area with a 1:5 mixture of black dye and rubbing alcohol. The raw lasered bits are not evenly black when they come off the machine. Our man in the shop seems to be getting a bit enthusiastic with the amount of dye he is applying (it doesn't take much).

My apologies for anyone with blackened fingers!


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Aug 31, 2012 14:43 |  #18

What happened with the POTN Luma Cinch idea ?. If it doesn't work out can I have one that has DarthVader picture on it ? :).

gakoenig wrote in post #14931818 (external link)
I'm looking into the black dye thing now.

After we laser engrave, we need to fill in the area with a 1:5 mixture of black dye and rubbing alcohol. The raw lasered bits are not evenly black when they come off the machine. Our man in the shop seems to be getting a bit enthusiastic with the amount of dye he is applying (it doesn't take much).

My apologies for anyone with blackened fingers!


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Aug 31, 2012 18:55 |  #19

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You can thank me later. :lol:

Great product!


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Aug 31, 2012 23:03 |  #20

gakoenig wrote in post #14931818 (external link)
I'm looking into the black dye thing now.

After we laser engrave, we need to fill in the area with a 1:5 mixture of black dye and rubbing alcohol. The raw lasered bits are not evenly black when they come off the machine. Our man in the shop seems to be getting a bit enthusiastic with the amount of dye he is applying (it doesn't take much).

My apologies for anyone with blackened fingers!

This is exactly why I went with a Cinch! You guys are awesome and I will definitely be recommending your stuff to friends! That said any updates on quick releases? I need at least two sets and this is the only thing that has kept me from tossing my Optech setup all together...


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Sep 02, 2012 22:33 |  #21

FWIW, I've used my Cinch for an extended period of time twice now while wearing a white T-shirt and have not had any black dye rub off on my shirts. I don't doubt those that say they've had such a problem. However, I thought perhaps that this problem might be limited to a particular batch or batches of product and that my feedback might help narrow things down in that case.

Greg, is there any estimate of when your quick disconnects might be available?


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Sep 02, 2012 23:34 |  #22

I think I have the issue traced to a new batch of dye we use to hit the laser engraved bits. Our previous stuff was discontinued in the package we used, so we bought the industrial size bottles (we don't use much). Apparently, they also changed the formulation slightly. We'll have it fixed ASAP.

Greg, is there any estimate of when your quick disconnects might be available?

We are pretty close. We need more CNC machine time. The ergonomics are done, strength tests complete and the people who have played with the SLA/Metal prototypes have really loved it. We need a round of Beta units for beating up and final field testing. Unfortunatly, Luma doesn't own a $250,000 Citizen M33 CNC swiss lathe cell, and the people who do keep them booked *very* tightly.

FYI- this whole project would have gone a lot smoother if you people would make Canon stop using those silly inset strap bracket! =)


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Sep 20, 2012 12:39 as a reply to  @ post 14931243 |  #23

I just placed my order! I hope mine does not have the black dye problem....


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Sep 20, 2012 13:14 |  #24

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15019341 (external link)
I just placed my order! I hope mine does not have the black dye problem....

They said they tracked down the problem and corrected it. I don't think it's going to be a problem for you.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 20:07 |  #25

Mine only had the problem for the first week of light use or so, now its fine.


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