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    Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    I useto use a Brinkmann Dual Xenon for many years and when the batteries died I resorted to a flashlight. For the price compared to the other devices do you think I can't go wrong with getting another Brinkmann?

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    No experience with that but I do like my Scangrip Multimatch R a lot.
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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    No experience with that but I do like my Scangrip Multimatch R a lot.
    And what did you pay?

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    Quote Originally Posted by bcgreen View Post
    I useto use a Brinkmann Dual Xenon for many years and when the batteries died I resorted to a flashlight. For the price compared to the other devices do you think I can't go wrong with getting another Brinkmann?
    Thought it was discontinued a few years back. I know Mike P loved those lights.

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    I guess I could take it apart and see if I could find the battery?

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

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    And what did you pay?
    I believe it was $130? If you think about buying that I’d recommend getting the Gyeon Prism Plus which is the same light made by Scangrip but it includes Bluetooth to be controlled remotely as well as a diffuser to put on the lens to make it really good to see high spots on coating applications. When I got the Multimatch R this other version didn’t exist.
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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    At that price its a no brainer, just try to repair what I have.

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    A high lumens flashlight will work just as good. I purchased the Brinkman and while it was good it only lasted maybe 2 years from date of purchase. I tried to fix it and it really wasn't worth the time or trouble. I was ticked off - never will get a Brinkman again.

    I now have an Astro Pneumatic Tool 50SL along with a penlight. Both work well. In fact, the Astro is still working off the same charge from 18 mos ago!

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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    You can also make your own sun gun for about $40.

    Cheap cordless drill + 35w 4700k bulb







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    Re: Brinkmann Dual Xenon or ? for swirls

    The Brinkmann Dual Xenon, man those were the days! Zach McGovern over at DI did a quick writeup for a breakdown of the unit, one of the comments from Xabo highlighted this battery as a recommended replacement that was confirmed by another user, price should be around $10:

    Item Number: SLAA6-2ST
    Brand: Duracell Ultra

    The Scangrip MatchPen R has been my go to inspection light recently, great being able to switch the color temps and it's good on battery life as well. I lost my Brinkmann years ago so I can't compare directly, always loved that light. The Astro 50SL is another quality swirl light as well, I've had good results with this but find myself reaching for the MatchPen R more often. I want to try that new Meguiar's MT103 badly.

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