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    How To Secure Color Gels?

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    I have finally made good progress on my lights, but I have no way right now of securing the color gels in. Right now they are taped down and taped together.

    How could I secure them on? Thanks.


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    Re: How To Secure Color Gels?

    I used thin black automotive pin striping. Can't remember if it was 1/16 or not but I think it was. It worked perfectly. Here is a link

    http://www.goferauto.com/pinstripe40.html

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    Re: How To Secure Color Gels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Irish View Post
    I used thin black automotive pin striping. Can't remember if it was 1/16 or not but I think it was. It worked perfectly. Here is a link

    http://www.goferauto.com/pinstripe40.html
    That would be to connect each color gel to each other right? Would that make sure the gel doesn't somehow fall out of the box it's in?

    Cause then wouldn't it just be sitting on top of the rig or would it actually stay secured in?

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    Well I used it to "tape down" one gel at a time and I wrapped it all the way around to make it secure. By the time you do that all the way around it will hold it all rather nicely.

    not the greatest picture but kinda shows you my results


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Irish View Post
    Well I used it to "tape down" one gel at a time and I wrapped it all the way around to make it secure. By the time you do that all the way around it will hold it all rather nicely.

    not the greatest picture but kinda shows you my results

    Picture here...
    Alright then... I'll order the 1/16" of the pinstripe tape and let you know of how it came out. Thanks!

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    Re: How To Secure Color Gels?

    Before you order it go to ana autoparts store. I got mine at Advanced Auto. Most auto parts stores stock automotive pin striping.

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    Re: How To Secure Color Gels?

    I used tid bits of hot glue and it worked perfectly for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bangalter View Post
    I used tid bits of hot glue and it worked perfectly for me
    I'm not home for this weekend... so I have no access to a hot glue gun, but I will on Tuesday. Now you put very tiny bits of glue I imagine on the styrene dividers and the pushed on the gel, right?

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    Well I used it to "tape down" one gel at a time and I wrapped it all the way around to make it secure. By the time you do that all the way around it will hold it all rather nicely.
    Like Rabid said, he just put the tape down, but I'm a little worried that it would somehow "lift".

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    yes sir, just use very little though so it doesn't show . it will hold very well. I can hold my rig by the color gel alone and it holds its self up so that's what I would recommend

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    Re: How To Secure Color Gels?

    Rabid Irish.... mate slightly off topic, but what did you use to diffuse the light in your helmet? i'm going to be wiring up my lights shortly and want to try and avoid the "hotspot" LED effect.

    Thanks

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