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irrig8r
08-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Anyone ever have to re-lamp one of these? Not sure how to get it in there...
Closed top. Access from the bottom only.

Thinking of needle nose pliers with some short pieces of neoprene tubing (on hand) or taped up.

http://vistapro.com/Files/Pictures/2221.jpg

This other version has access from the top, so I can get two index fingers in there from both directions. The cut off angles also make it easier.

http://vistapro.com/Files/Pictures/2222.jpg

What other specialized tools have you come up with for relamping or other maintenance?

S&MLL
08-30-2012, 03:46 PM
We have "relamping pliers". They are plastic needle nose pliers with rubber tips that grip the lamp


Is that what your looking for?
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irrig8r
08-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Sure. Where do I get a pair?
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irrig8r
08-31-2012, 05:04 PM
You mean something like this? (http://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-3060-Bulb-Pliers/dp/B006Z58XSK)

http://www.chain-auto-tools.com/pics/AMR1680L.jpg

irrig8r
08-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Or maybe this? (http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LIS0/52990/N0764.oap?ck=Search_N0764_-1_-1&pt=N0764&ppt=C0173)
They call this one spark plug pliers.

http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/lis/52990.jpg

S&MLL
08-31-2012, 08:58 PM
Or maybe this? (http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LIS0/52990/N0764.oap?ck=Search_N0764_-1_-1&pt=N0764&ppt=C0173)
They call this one spark plug pliers.

http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/lis/52990.jpg



We use these to back out sockets from broken medium base bulbs. But your first post is the pliers we have. I dont think I have used a pair in a long time but my service tech seems to like them. I just wear latex gloves when relamping bipins.


And btw we bought about 10 pairs 5 years ago at Harbor freight..... Maybe 3 bucks a pair

starry night
08-31-2012, 10:10 PM
I agree: latex medical gloves for me for re-lamping.

irrig8r
09-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Can't find anything like it on HF website.
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irrig8r
09-01-2012, 05:52 PM
I can never find latex gloves that are big enough. They always rip too.
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Viewpoint
09-03-2012, 06:51 PM
I've always done those with my fingers, but it's a big pain. Wedge base lamp so it pulls straight out. Those spark plug pliers look awesome. I'm gonna get me some of those for when my fingers get too fat to get in there!

irrig8r
09-05-2012, 10:45 AM
O'Reilly Auto Parts tells me the spark plug pliers are on backorder.
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