Superslim Lampholders

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Superslim Lampholders

Postby Slyspark » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:42 pm

Just saved a single Superslim fitting from a church. Sadly it's been glossed, not a problem as far as the metalwork goes, I can strip that off and re-spray it, but someone has glossed the lampholders too. Anyone got any neat tricks for removing gloss from plastic lampholders without damaging them? Cheers :)
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Paul » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:51 pm

Try soaking them in boiling water / steaming them. Failing that, try using paint stripper after testing an inconspicuous area first.... ;)

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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Slyspark » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:59 pm

Funny, I was just thinking boiling water...... Gotta be worth a go!
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Tom » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:05 pm

They're made of hard urea/Bakelite type plastic so should be fairly immune to stripping methods. I'd try steaming them too!
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Slyspark » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:45 pm

Well, boiling water works a treat! I can see why they were painted tho, rather than grey, they're a nasty, dirty brown they're so discoloured and stained. Need to try and get them back to the nice grey they should be now!
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Paul » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:56 pm

I soaked mine in Vanish powder dissolved in hot water, for about 24 hours. Should come up well. I also hear putting them in the dishwasher helps!

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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Slyspark » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:28 pm

Yes, dishwasher works well, dishwasher tablet dissolved in an ice cream tub of hot water and left to soak works better however. Might give that a go tomorrow. I cut the 5' batten these were from down to 2' today and used a section of the cover plate without a hole for the starter. Going to house a quickstart unit, so no longer needed. Cut a new keyhole screw slot in the other end so it can be held in place property. Just needs a clean up and paint now and then you won't be able to tell it was anything other than 2'
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Tom » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:58 pm

Sounds a good plan!
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Re: Superslim Lampholders

Postby Slyspark » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:03 pm

Lampholders are soaking nicely......
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