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Offline MonochromeMarc

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Re: Hello
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 08:49:20 PM »
There are a few more >here<. The plan is to respray them all like the one on the left, LED bulb, fabric coated flex, vintage plug, the odd in-keeping upgrade here and there to make them safe to use. I can see them being bought by folk in trendy flats with red trousers and beards. I am thinking Shoreditch, Islington, etc.
If you get the paint off the top with a drop of paint stripper and then buff them with a car polisher and G3 compound they come up better than new.
As far as LED bulbs are concerned check out "MiniSun" 4W BC golfball in red, they give a good strong solid red glow which should look great. The only slight fly in the ointment is the heater part of the job....would it get too hot for the plastic LED bulbs to survive ? or do you do away with the heater for safety.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 09:25:01 PM »
No point in having a heater without heat.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »
I was thinking of doing away with the heater. 50+ yr old heating elements dont sound ideal on ones to sell out. If we are modernising them, a floor standing Art Deco lamp works as well as a heater.

I did wonder about stripping and buffing the tops as they appear to be Bakelite.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 10:48:29 PM »
I did wonder about stripping and buffing the tops as they appear to be Bakelite.
They are.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 10:54:06 PM »
No point in having a heater without heat.
They look good just lit up  :icon_nod: Not mention they can't send your electric meter into a spin without the element.  :sick0012:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 11:59:41 AM »
No point in having a heater without heat.
They look good just lit up  :icon_nod: Not mention they can't send your electric meter into a spin without the element.  :sick0012:

Yes, the one I have at home says 2000w. It probably has a 100w bulb in there.  :underchair:

One in the shop says 3000w.

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 01:35:28 PM »
One in the shop says 3000w.
The two I have here are 3kW too....not good on the wallet !  :snivel:

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