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This ones for you JoeyD

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by cgaengineer, May 4, 2009.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green Anole on my Illuminator 4. By the way, the light is plumb, but the shot was crooked.

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  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Ha very nice. How old is that light?
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its about 1 year old Ryan...why you ask?
     
  4. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very cool!!! But clean that bird crap off the light already Chris! LOL
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I noticed that bird poop as well. I will get right on it...its probably baked on...time to get out the Brasso!

    Why is Ryan asking how old my light is...does it look abnormal or something?
     
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    no, probably just cruious due to the patina.....different areas have different patina times and different looks pertaining to the minerals in the irrigation water, salt air, etc....he is probably just curious about that.....
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well when I installed them they had fingerprints and the patina was not even, so what I ended up doing is cleaning them with Brasso and didn't handle them with bare hands once cleaned. I wanted a nice even patina and that whats I achieved. You should have seen them right after cleaning...they looked sharp but they stuck out like sore thumbs...now they kinda just blend in with surroundings due to the dull patina color.
     
  8. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Oh man, he is lovin the warm brass. Looks like a very content lizard. Cool pic! Hey Joey, anyone ever use car wax on the fixtures to help wick water away and slow down the patina process? Had a customer ask me that the other day.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah he was enjoying life. I spray no insecticides so I have a bunch of these around...even caught a mating pair in the act last season...it was a sight, lizard porn!

    I would avoid wax as it will heat up and turn white. Your best bet would be something used for brass ammo cases which has some sort of deterrent for corrosion and coloring. I will research it a bit since I reload and maybe perform some tests if Joey wants to send me a broken, bent or damaged fixture.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    just asking cuz of the weathered look. But yeh it all factors on water and salty air and what not. Lookin good. Ive had my lancer 6's out for 2 years and they dont quite look like those. but most of our clients have drip irrigation so our fixtures pretty well only see rain water.
     

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