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Lite4
03-16-2008, 11:51 PM
Hey everyone,
I am putting together a brochure and I am looking for a couple photos of aluminum lights with (failed finishes). Preferably bullet lights or similar. The nastier looking the better. I always throw em away and I wish I had taken the time to take some pics. Any help would be appreciated. PM me and I will give you an email address.
Thanks

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
03-17-2008, 08:46 AM
Tim, you mean to say that the manufacturer's are not helping you out with this? :laugh:

Sorry I cannot help you. I havent taken the time to photograph any of the fixtures I have pulled out and tossed and to be completely honest, I have not had many issues with installing Aluminum fixtures here. I do prefer to install brass, bronze, and copper product, but as I said, the Aluminum has stood up surprisingly well here.

The only aluminum product I have had any issues with has been from Hadco and Vista, in both cases the powder coat seems to flake off of their fixtures. But this is going back about 7 years now so things might be different now.

Have a great day.

JoeyD
03-17-2008, 10:25 AM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/FXCorrosion3.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/FXCorrosion4.jpg

since I already posted these........here you go.

ccfree
03-17-2008, 12:46 PM
I figured you would post those pics Joey. LOL!

Pro-Scapes
03-17-2008, 10:43 PM
tim i posted some in the knock off thread or one of thoes threads like that. Email me if you cant find em.

JoeyD
03-17-2008, 10:44 PM
I figured you would post those pics Joey. LOL!

craig! where the hell have you been!

pete scalia
03-17-2008, 10:47 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/FXCorrosion3.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb97/ulsjoeyd/FXCorrosion4.jpg

since I already posted these........here you go.

Is that from the manu who claims to never have had a return for failed powder?

pete scalia
03-17-2008, 10:49 PM
To be fair and balanced why not print that photo of the pitted copper fixture I posted awhile back in the same brochure.

JoeyD
03-17-2008, 10:52 PM
yep, same one that says their 10yr warranty is an industry best and that no other manufacturer has the confidence to warranty their products....blah blah blah...

irrig8r
03-18-2008, 12:20 PM
So, were those fixtures

A. buried up to the middle of the knuckle in a swamp?

B. placed in a lawn or ground cover and repeatedly hit with a string trimmer?

C. lighting a sand castle on the beach?

D. a subject of an experiment involving sulfuric acid being poured on them?

E. all of the above?


:rolleyes:

JoeyD
03-18-2008, 12:40 PM
So, were those fixtures

A. buried up to the middle of the knuckle in a swamp?

B. placed in a lawn or ground cover and repeatedly hit with a string trimmer?

C. lighting a sand castle on the beach?

D. a subject of an experiment involving sulfuric acid being poured on them?

E. all of the above?


:rolleyes:

I dont know, it was given to me that way.....but my response is DOES IT MATTER? IS it or is it not corroded and falling apart?

In all seriousness I have seen this happen to this same light for years, it usually starts right at the screw point in the knuckle where the powdercoat ends, it then works its way up. It happens alot at the stake as well becuase there is no powdercoat on the threads and the threads always get burried. And as we know the moisture will exploit that and cause the powdercoat to bubble and chip away thus causing the aluminum to almost grow with deposits. But let me be clear and say that I would never try to inflict damage to someone elses product and claim it as one that failed naturally. Not how I or we roll here at Unique.

wbaptist
03-18-2008, 03:34 PM
Google Image Search.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/rusty51501978/chipping.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/rusty51501978/Flaking.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/rusty51501978/badfinish.jpg

JoeyD
03-18-2008, 04:00 PM
Now those are nice!!

Lite4
03-18-2008, 08:27 PM
Thanks baptist, those are perfect.