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2ft 3 bulb fluorescent adapter

2ft 3 bulb fluorescent adapter

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This is the fixture that I got the Sylvania bulb that i recently posted.

The condition of it when I got it was extremely poor. I had to use electrolysis to remove the rust before painting it.

There was a significant amount of pitting that it shows even after its been painted.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 07:21 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! Some bondo in the pitting and then a light sanding before painting would have concealed most of the pitting. What a nice fixture.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 07:24 PM Author: Solanaceae
Wow, this turned out amazing. With electrolysis, do you connect the part you wanna remove the tarnish from to positive?

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Jan 02, 2016 at 07:37 PM Author: good223
Yeah I could have but after doing the electrolysis I was already sick of it LOL.

I just wanted to stop the rust since it was starting to have rust holes in certain areas.

The negative goes to the part that you want to remove the rust from.
Positive to sacrificial peice of steel.
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Jan 02, 2016 at 07:54 PM Author: streetlight98
LOl yeah I can relate. I tend to rush my restorations too.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 08:47 PM Author: good223
Yeah I used rustoleum appliance and it was still not fully dry after a month. it was dry enough to at least assemble it but some of the paint got chipped.
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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:26 PM Author: streetlight98
Ah yeah I like Rust-Oleum paint but it really does take forever to dry. Krylon dries much faster but I personally don't think it's as durable. It scratches easily and one of my street lights I repainted and it's all powdery when I touch the light after it was outside for a year or so. Now I use a clear gloss enamel overcoat on the Pewter Gray paint to protect the gray paint and keep it from getting powdery, since the Pewter Gray is not an enamel finish so it's not as durable.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:30 PM Author: good223
What would you recommend as a durable finish that looks like rustoleum appliance epoxy but dries quickly?
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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:46 PM Author: streetlight98
I've never had any issues with Rust-Oleum Gloss White Enamel. Same finish, just a tad less glossy than the appliance epoxy. Probably not quite as durable, but it's a light fixture, not something that will be subject to abuse.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:50 PM Author: good223
I'll try that next time. Appliance epoxy is nice but takes way too long to dry. If I had an oven to cook it, it wouldn't be that bad though.

I did actually use quick color white, which is a 1$ spray paint sold at home depot and it turned out well for the back cover. It doesn't seem to be tough though. I would only use that for stuff I'm not going to see. It's also more picky about how you apply it.
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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:56 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah those cheapo store brand spray cans are pretty much only good for thugs to use for graffiti lol. If you have a heat lamp you could "bake" the painted parts under the heat lamp to help speed up the curing process.

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Jan 02, 2016 at 09:58 PM Author: good223
Yeah it's still worth using for the inside ballast channel though because it's so cheap.

Yeah I'll look into getting one of those soon.
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Jan 03, 2016 at 04:04 AM Author: don93s
That turned out great! Appliance epoxy does take patience for proper application and drying time but in the end I like it the most. Almost has a porcelain look to it.
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