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    Default Home made swirl spotting torch

    Now I have started to do correction work for other people I need the ability to check that the work I have carried out is good and all the swirls are removed which is difficult unless you are in direct sunlight. There are products on the market which do this:

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...gun-cat10.html

    But the price is well out of my budget, so after having a look around DW I found a thread on how to make your own, at around a tenth of the cost. I am sure it will not be as good as a sun gun, but it will do the job fine.

    The items used were:
    12v cordless drill
    1 x 12v downlighter
    1 x 20w brilliant white bulb

    Here is the result











    I had to buy a pack of 3 downlighters, as they did not sell them in single's and I was considering making a couple more of these and putting them in the for sale thread, However, I was unsure how much interest there would be. I there are people interested then please give me a PM.

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    nice work mate been planning on doing this my self how easy is it to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by sristeven1 View Post
    nice work mate been planning on doing this my self how easy is it to do
    It is really easy mate, just takes a little bit of time.

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    was just looking at getting some kind of light source for correction work too, how effective is it mate?

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    Ill let you know tomorrow mate, the only reason I have done it is the weather is going to be poor and I won't see any correction, so needed to get this done today lol. However everyone that has made it so far have said they are over the moon with it.

    The photo against the wall does not do it justice. It is mega bright.

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    ok mate look forward to seeing some pics

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    Very neat work there Ginge, how much for parts?.... And when are you making some more??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan:) View Post
    ok mate look forward to seeing some pics
    Will have lots of photo's tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_ View Post
    Very neat work there Ginge, how much for parts?.... And when are you making some more??
    Thanks mate. The total was around £40 but I had to buy a set of 3 lights which was the most expensive bit. So I can make 2 more and will only need to buy the drills.

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    im up for one if your making any mate ......... depending on price lol
    Last edited by Dan.; 22nd August 2011 at 21:45.

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    home made sun gun,nice work,unfortunatly on my cav i don`t need that to see the swirls lol

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