If you have an old light and consider repainting it: please DON'T. I bought some lights off flea-bay, and it turned some they were "re-painted". With black spray can acrylic paint...... Gimme a break... PLEASE! GUYS! This is _ridiculous_. Why would anyone with half a brain spray a 2k fresnel or a 750W 360Q with normal black acrylic paint that will, of course, melt away a few seconds after you switch it on? I though this was a single occurance, but now I got a second light which has just the same problem. And people actually think that this will "go away over time". PUHH-LEASE! Have you encountered similar stuff? If you see anyone doing this to a light please kick them in the buttocks real hard. I'd prefer a light with very very very bad original painting any time over those amateurish paint jobs - because it's a pain to strip it all away, and you have to catch ALL of it, otherwise the thing will keep on smoking and smelling...! Other things I've seen: lights painted with high temp. paint that hasn't been properly burned in: will get soft to the touch when you switch on the light... Ok rant off... What kinds of paint to you use when you properly (!) re-paint a light? How do you apply it? How do you burn it in, in case required. belford.