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#1 Robert Macaisa

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:01 AM

I picked up a old tweenie (2821) at a camera show. Struck it, it worked, so I picked it up. It's was decently beat up, but nothing too bad.

Then I took it home. I pulled the electronics from the shell and painted the body with Mole Richardson Maroon Spraypaint. I painted over the whole thing with a few layers. I let it dry for a couple of days.

Then I struck it again. After 15-20 minutes, it started smoking. From a cold start, it takes about this long to strike. I've tried twice.

Any ideas what the smoke is and where's it's coming from? All I can tell is that it's from inside the light, and nothing in particular looks like it's causing it. It's just a little dirty inside.
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#2 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:39 AM

Could be the paint baking, could be dust burning off. If there is no sign of obvious burning inside,. Take it outside to a well ventilated area and burn it for a few hours and see if stops. Sometimes the paint needs to bake, or the dust needs to be burnt off.
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#3 David M Aronson

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

If you just recently painted it, it's definitely the paint baking. Just let it run for a few hours outside until it stops smoking. Keep a fire extinguisher close just in case something goes totally wrong.
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#4 Robert Macaisa

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

If you just recently painted it, it's definitely the paint baking. Just let it run for a few hours outside until it stops smoking. Keep a fire extinguisher close just in case something goes totally wrong.


Thanks guys! Guess that's what it was.
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#5 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

Nothing like the smell of that really old mole light :)
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