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 Post subject: polishing rusty carbide lamp reflector
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:39 pm 
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I picked up a streamlined Justrite the other day. The lamp was in good shape but the reflector was rusty. I started with 80 grit sandpaper to get through the old plating and then got progressively finer till I got to 2000 grit. Next I gave the whole lamp a good going over with mothers mag polish.


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 Post subject: Re: polishing rusty carbide lamp reflector
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:54 pm 
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Dont forget to re-electroplate that reflector again or it will just start getting rusty again.


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 Post subject: Re: polishing rusty carbide lamp reflector
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:08 am 
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I thought about trying it but since this particular lamp is part of a climate controled display, I decided a light coat of oil would suffice.

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