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How to ruin globe lenses #714676
Thu Aug 09 2018 02:24 AM
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Unbelievable!!

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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714687
Thu Aug 09 2018 08:23 AM
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If it's silicone or regular house caulking - you can save them.

Just have to take you time cutting them loose and then cleaning them up.

But I agree - what and *****.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714690
Thu Aug 09 2018 09:26 AM
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Obviously a non gas collector with their head up their butt. If you got it Steve I hope you save it and show the results of your effort.


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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714693
Thu Aug 09 2018 10:10 AM
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I do salvage work!
Send them to me since they are ruined!


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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714699
Thu Aug 09 2018 11:02 AM
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'How to ruin globe lenses'

...or, 'How to buy a nice pair of lenses and a Gill body for cheap' wink

...nothing there that can't be easily undone...


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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714703
Thu Aug 09 2018 01:47 PM
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Hmmmm?? Nice to know guys!! I figured the caulk would harm the backside of lens and show a ring when lit up.


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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714704
Thu Aug 09 2018 01:52 PM
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Steve,
You can get real agressive cleaning the back of a lens.
I've even used 600 wet-or-dry with Windex as a lubricant to clean off stubborn stains.
Just a little pressure and they will come surprisingly cleaner.
Later . . .
Jim

Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714717
Thu Aug 09 2018 08:40 PM
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Steve, I really can't tell what is on them, but I have had lenses that were on with plaster. I have taken a guitar or piano wire while keeping them wet; and cut them out. You have to be patient by putting all the pressure on cutting the plaster. Hope this helps you now or in the future. One looks broken, but this may help you if both of them aren't already broken.

Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714729
Fri Aug 10 2018 03:44 AM
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There was a thread awhile bak about soaking them in tub to loosen caulk. Chris

Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714747
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You know how paper marks show when a bad lens is lit? I'm just surprised by what some of you have said about being able to clean that back side aggressively without it showing. Hmmm??


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Re: How to ruin globe lenses [Re: Steven C.] #714749
Fri Aug 10 2018 04:09 PM
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Paper narks are on the front of the lenses.
This ***** is on the back. Much easier to clean.
Later . . .
Jim


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