The first thing you will notice about the Verdium (green) model is that like the Rosium it’s actually multi-toned rather than one solid color. I describe it as green, but the coloring varies when viewed under different lights, sometimes it can look almost completely gold, and the fins on the tip of mine are very distinctly purple. I really like the way the gold color comes through whenever it sparkles in the light and I love the purple accent on the tip, this is the only one I’ve seen though, so I don’t know if they are all exactly like this, because with the PVD process there is going to be some individuality. It’s really cool to see a lightly colored model this year, rather than something like the dark Phantom from last year’s offering.
HEAT REACTIVE COATING
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE A PERMANENT COLOR CHANGE IN THE COATING
One thing that is really cool about this PVD coating is that it’s heat reactive, that doesn’t mean that if you run a
torch over it the color is going to instantly change, but when you heat the metal above standard operating temperature until it’s red hot, it will cause a permanent color change in the coating. This opens up all kinds of customization options and can give you some crazy looks if you vary your heating technique and the amount of time you spend on any one spot. I´ve seen a lot of totally unique looks that people have achieved.
Alternatively, if you like the way it looks and you don’t want it to change at all, an
induction heater is your best bet as that gives away more consistent heating and won’t give you any noticeable hotspots. It’s definitely possible to avoid color change while using a torch, just don’t heat it too aggressively and make sure you rotate quickly for a nice even heat. The Verdium is the most resistant to color changing by quite a margin, if you don’t want any color changing at all it´s definitely the model you’ll want to choose.
HOW TO CUSTOMISE YOUR COLOURED 2021 M
ONCE YOU ALTER THE COLOUR THERE’S NO WAY TO REVERT TO ITS ORIGINAL COLOUR
If you want to try heat morphing one of these 2021 M’s, the best way to do it is to completely disassemble it and remove all of the o-rings. Then take whichever component you want to change the colour of and put it into the bit holder of an electric drill. Run the drill and selectively heat it with your torch while it rotates. Keep in mind that the condenser will need way less heat to become red hot and change colour compared to the tip or especially the body. For the condenser you can use the same torch that you use to heat your DynaVap, but for the body I would definitely recommend using a dab torch or something that’s a little stronger than a typical DynaVap torch.
One thing to keep in mind about the colour changing process is that it moves in only one direction, once you alter the colour there’s no way to revert to its original colour. Consider Azurium the starting color, when you heat this up it’s going to morph into the colours that are seen on the Rosium, and from there it will just continue to change colour until there’s nowhere else for it to go and it looks more like a regular 2021 DynaVap M.
I THINK IT WAS A REALLY COOL IDEA TO ADD THE VERDIUM THIS YEAR
So there you go, that’s the new 2021 Coloured Dynavap M lineup, Azurium, Rosium, and the brand new Verdium. I think it was a really cool idea to add the Verdium this year, rather than having the Phantom again, and it’s great that you can still do the colour changing on the Rosium and Azurium models, you can give your device such unique and wild looks. It’s quite an involved process to perform the PVD on these M’s, so they are more expensive than the regular DynaVap M’s, but they’re still incredibly affordable devices that give you insane performance and efficiency, while being really enjoyable and analogous to use.