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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Excellent, thanks Ron! Just came back from the DYI store now actually.. Greg
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Again, very specific - thanks Jon! I have an electric drill great, so will pop out and get a couple of wire wheels and end brushes of varying sizes that should work well. As for the asbestos, I will get myself a mask and an extra pair of gloves and do this outside. Can't be careful enough so...
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hey Derek, yes it cam with a stand which looks very much authentic so I'm happy. Oh those two on your photos look amazing, this is an idea of updating I'm definitely considering. How elegant yet it keeps a certain cachet of being aged. Beautiful. Thanks for the link and great contribution...
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hi Ron, good advice! I as going to use envelopes and then realised I might need way more than I thought and it could quickly become overwhelming - and not very practical! I will take some photos as I go along and will let you know guys. Thanks! Greg
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hi Les, thanks for the ideas, Powder coating sounds great I hadn't thought about it! Though I would like to do everything myself, it's a personal project where I want to take time, learn about restoration techniques, do the research and then pull up my sleeves and do it. Not sure about the...
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hi Jon, What a detailed response, this is so helpful. I had thought of taking photos, drawing diagrams and numbering each pieces so I don't get lost later. So I'm glad seeing that is point number 1 on your list! I don't know much about asbestos removal and safe practices though, so will have...
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hi Ron, a; thanks! b; planning to restore to operating condition and if there is asbestos I would like to remove it too actually. Thanks! Greg
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    Vintage Lighting Refurbishing: Mole Richardson SolarSpot 410

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and recently found an old Mole Richardson SolarSpot Type 410 that I would love to pamper and refurbish. I have never done this before and heck - let me be honest, I am not the biggest DYI buff around the block. So I got this old MR SolarSpot Type 410 that I am keen...