My Flashtube Ebay Score

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    My Flashtube Ebay Score

    Hey ALL,

    I just scored this offa ebay. Its the 2 cell Graflex Jr.

    Just quick questions for the ESB blaster pro's.......
    I was curious to know how much of the tube is sticking out of the blaster?
    I tried a search, but didnt find what I was looking for. Any help would be GR8

    and whats the best way to clean up aluminum ? I was thinking steel wool ????

    thanks for the help

    DPR





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    THAT IS TOTALLY WICKED!

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    Isnt that the Holiday Special saber? The Graflite?
    OSK

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    i was under the impression that the esb tube was a MPP or Heiland flash tube. but that looks pretty close too.

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    I think you're right Sean, looks like the same one.
    The ESB blaster used an MPP tube, not a Graflex or Heilend.

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    The ESB blaster used an MPP tube, not a Graflex or Heilend.
    yeah I know its not either MPP or Heilend, but for 9$ you cant go wrong
    and it looks pretty dang close, just not as purty.
    anyhoo, any help with my question would be GR8, I would like to know where to hack this thing up

    DPR

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    about 5 1/2 inches is where i cut my heiland. i can post pics if you want

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    sure thatll be cool



    thanks

    DPR

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    Not my image, hope John doesn't mind the post here, but this is what I think you are looking for.

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    yup , looks damn good to me

    DPR

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    Steel wool will clean up the metal but it wont make it a chrome type finish if thats what your after, hope it helps.

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    I can't believe how much the market has changed since the advent of replica graflexes and MPP's- I remember when 2 cells were a dime a dozen

    Biggest piece of advice is to wait for Episode III dvd release- you will see popularity go up again and more of these flashes coming out of woodwork.

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    Re: My Flashtube Ebay Score

    You can polish it on a buffing wheel with a rubbing compound with a super fine abrasive and also maybe try using "Mothers" wheel polish to get a chrome-like finish. You will however have to clear coat it other wise it will get dull again.

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