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the primer was lightly scuff sanded with a fine sanding pad and then cleaned with alcohol then given 2 coats of Krylon #1403 dull aluminum which was allowed to dry 20 min then coated with 2 coats of Krylon satin clear . Once dry, the finish has a nice gloss that isn't too shiny and looks a lot like the original color visible under the fin !

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:M-1000
Lamp
Lamp Type:1000 w Mercury Vapor
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:1000
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:Oct '65
Application/Use:streetlighting/ parking lot lighting

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Album name:wide-lite 1000 / Finned M-1000 Restoration
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Oct 22, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: GE101R
How long are you going to let it dry before you re-assemble?
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Oct 22, 2019 at 09:24 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I still have the ballast brackets, the socket/terminal block and bracket and and lots of bolts and screws to clean/restore . Hopefully it will go together this weekend , I REALLY want to see this one finished !

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Oct 22, 2019 at 09:38 PM Author: GE101R

I still have the ballast brackets, the socket/terminal block and bracket and and lots of bolts and screws to clean/restore . Hopefully it will go together this weekend , I REALLY want to see this one finished !

Do you clear coat the outside?
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Oct 22, 2019 at 09:47 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Do you clear coat the outside?


Yes , this particular silver drys totally flat so the satin clear gives it a little shine and some extra protection as it isn't very durable. I painted the Wide-Lite with the same silver but since it was going to spend it's time outside it got cleared with automotive urethane clear instead . Way more shiny than it should be but VERY durable !

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Oct 25, 2019 at 02:06 AM Author: lights*plus
Thanks for the large pics and detailed descriptions on this series.
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Oct 25, 2019 at 09:57 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Not a problem ! I figured this deserved LOTS of detail.

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Nov 01, 2019 at 03:19 PM Author: sox35
This sounds a good idea for the base and canopy of our Gamma 6. It's not too bad as it came, but we'd like to get it looking good as new

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