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    Scangrip lights worth it?

    When I detailed my 90 coupe I didn't use any special lighting. I definitely missed some areas that I'd like to go over again at some point.

    And I plan on working on my wife's 67 fastback and my 03 cobra at some point.

    So in saying that, is it a good idea to invest in Scangrip lights? Or another brand? If Scangrip is the best, which one should I go with?

    I even found a kit that includes a couple.


    *NEW* ScanGrip Detailing Kit Essential Work Lights For Detailing and Color Match | eBay

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    I have a MultiMatch R. I was surprised when using it to paint a room that even when plugged in, it ran short of power. I sent an email to the factory and found out the power of the charger would only keep it continually running at a 50% power setting.

    I like the unit but ended up buying a 1,000 watt LED until for $39.00 for my project.

    I mounted the MultiMatch on a sturdy photography tripod which worked well.

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    I love my Scangrip Multimatch R. But if I had to buy it again I’d try to get the Gyeon version, called Prism Plus. It’s the same light but can be controlled via Bluetooth and, the best part, includes a light diffuser that makes it great for finding high spots during coating installs.

    It’s not cheap but I do consider them worth it. You don’t need the bigger models, the Multimatch level is great.

    Just be mentally prepared to find more defects and have more work to do
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    I have a MultiMatch R. I was surprised when using it to paint a room that even when plugged in it ran short of power. I sent an email to the factory and found out the power of the charger would only keep it continually running at a 50% power setting.

    I like the unit but ended up buying a 1,000 watt LED until for $39.00 for my project.
    Did they never offer to replace it? Mine will run all day. But I use it on 10%, 25% max. Anything over that and it’s way too bright, it blinds you and you can’t see paint defects.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno Soares View Post
    I love my Scangrip Multimatch R. But if I had to buy it again Iíd try to get the Gyeon version, called Prism Plus. Itís the same light but can be controlled via Bluetooth and, the best part, includes a light diffuser that makes it great for finding high spots during coating installs.

    Itís not cheap but I do consider them worth it. You donít need the bigger models, the Multimatch level is great.

    Just be mentally prepared to find more defects and have more work to do

    Got a better light, and I'm somehow more depressed..............
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno Soares View Post
    Did they never offer to replace it? Mine will run all day. But I use it on 10%, 25% max. Anything over that and it’s way too bright, it blinds you and you can’t see paint defects.
    Thanks for that! I’ll try it at lower settings. I’m usually using it 75%. (more the merrier thinking I have).

    It was not designed for continuous running over 50%. I thought about looking for a higher wattage charger but I’m only asking for trouble. I’ll stick to car use and paint with the other.
    No offer to replace. I was using it beyond what it was designed for. The instructions might say that it will only support 50% power for continuous running. I have to think this comes up often from users.

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Sounds like the Multimatch R will work. Anyone using the tripod for it?

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bdubbs View Post
    Sounds like the Multimatch R will work. Anyone using the tripod for it?

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    Second getting the Gyeon version. Eapecially if you ever get into coatings.


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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    Second getting the Gyeon version. Eapecially if you ever get into coatings.


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    I need to do some research. I don't understand the big difference between the two. I assume the Gyeon Prism will still show imperfections in the paint?

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    Re: Scangrip lights worth it?

    Didn’t work well on my pearl white paint

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