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    Detail light

    Is there a good detail light at a Home Depot or lowes that I could use for detailing?
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    Re: Detail light

    I use this along with a smaller halogen light:

    Husky 2500 LED
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    Re: Detail light

    Quote Originally Posted by jayshut11 View Post
    I use this along with a smaller halogen light:

    I just got this one for Christmas.... How do u like it?

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    Re: Detail light

    Halogen..nothing special if you do it as a hobby
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    Whatever you get, make sure it has a wide beam. This is crucial for seeing swirls. You notice those big halogens people use that are spotlights? They show everything and have a very wide beam.
    Something like an led light usually doesn't show swirls very well ime.

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    Re: Detail light

    Quote Originally Posted by jayshut11 View Post
    I use this along with a smaller halogen light:

    I got this one as well and love it so far. No heat on you or the paint. it shows swirls in the paint and is one of the best purchase i made.

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    For a portable light I use a Coast HP550 1,000 Lumen adjustable beam LED.



    It's bright enough to show defects on glass - but has an adjustable beam so you can, well... Adjust it.



    It was at Costco for $49.99... Then it was marked down to 20 bucks for a nano second. Online now it's about $70-$100. I have a Brinkmann LED Tuff Max as well, but it only works when it wants to. Currently it's not working and I'm too lazy to take it apart again.

    To be fair, I did drop the Brinkmann - once. The Coast I've probably dropped 5x. Still works perfect.

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    Re: Detail light

    do anyone of you guys have anything for the side of the walls besides the one with stands?

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    Re: Detail light

    Quote Originally Posted by swanicyouth View Post
    For a portable light I use a Coast HP550 1,000 Lumen adjustable beam LED.



    It's bright enough to show defects on glass - but has an adjustable beam so you can, well... Adjust it.



    It was at Costco for $49.99... Then it was marked down to 20 bucks for a nano second. Online now it's about $70-$100. I have a Brinkmann LED Tuff Max as well, but it only works when it wants to. Currently it's not working and I'm too lazy to take it apart again.

    To be fair, I did drop the Brinkmann - once. The Coast I've probably dropped 5x. Still works perfect.
    The Brinkmann is built horribly in my experience. First one just stopped working, now number two has already quit. I've given up on it. Single Diode LED Flashlight and halogens are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronC View Post
    do anyone of you guys have anything for the side of the walls besides the one with stands?
    I would also like to know this also and thanks for the stands help
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