Photo of the first Defender [FACTORY PREVIEW] and shipping update
We just got this preview from the factory...And it's lovely!This is the first part "off-tool". The factory made a "die" for aluminum die casting (a die = a mold). This is the first Defender to come out of that die. The great thing is, it hasn't been polished/electroplated yet and it already looks great (preview below).
Step 1. Polish it for a smooth finish
Step 2. Copper coating for adhesion to electroplated finish
Step 3. Electroplating for the different finishes
Step 4. Party!
Delivery UpdateWe had a few production snags and we're a 2-4 weeks behind schedule. Shipping is in July, and we'll keep you posted. Thank you for your patience!
The people have spokenAnd The Afterburner is our next rear bike light design. Here's a behind the scenes look, currently trending on the home page of www.GOOD.is.
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BTW: we're sexy on Pinterest. If you're into that.
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