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Forum topic by GregD posted 02-24-2014 02:46 PM 902 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2014 02:46 PM

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I’m getting into spraying finishes. For extra light I got a pair of inexpensive shop lights and mounted them on simple stands. Should I be concerned about getting overspray onto the bulbs? I’m going to want to place them close to my spray target to get the most light. Any suggestions for covering them to protect them from overspray? I was thinking of something simple stretching plastic food wrap or carpet protector film across the reflector.

-- Greg D.

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 02:51 PM

You won’t hurt the bulbs at all.

But if you are concerned about build-up and ultimately dust being glued to the bulbs – they sell plastic tube guards at home depot that slip over the bulbs. that is supposed to protect the bulb from being broken when bumped.

But you can also just wipe the bulbs down with mineral spirits/lacquer thinner – just power down and/or remove from the fixture – since you may not want lacquer thinner on the white paint on the fixture.

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 04:18 PM

I think it would be reasonable to cover them with plastic wrap.
Or polyethylene film.

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