Alanod in Johannesburg

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  1. mnd123

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    Hi all,

    Anyone know where I can get Alanod reflective material in JHB/PTA? Lighting manufacturers normall do it - but I am not aware of any in my area.

    Thanks!

    M
     
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    I found it. Place called Arcona International, Basil avenue in Ferndale, Randburg - thats Johannesburg :p

    I bought a piece at R270 for 1250x1000, but they have bigger - 1250x1600 and 1250x1800

    HTH

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    Is that the same material as Mylar??
     
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    To give you an idea - here is the sheet, and some pics of how I cut it.

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    the pink is a plastic covering to protect the highly reflective finish

    I scored it with a stanley blade

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    and punched the bits out - easy!

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    Finshed product

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    Does not look very reflective, is the plastic still on?
     
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    That looks awesome to use, easy to work with, and for the price it's cheaper than Mylar, i'd be interested to test both back to back on reflectivity and let everyone know how it fares!!!

    Thanks MND123!!!!
     
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    Looks like it is, i've seen this stuff and its almost like mirror!
     
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    yep - the plastic is still on - I left it on till I have finished with it as I dont want to scratch the reflective surface while I "play"

    Here a pic

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    Nice reflector you got there. Please post a pic with the end result
     
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    Mnd123, is that the 0.4mm sheeting?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Hey Keyaam, here it is with lights off - you will note as I said above that I left the plastic on till I am finished (have not wired in the last 2 ballasts - the birth of my beautiful daughter yesterday put the kybosh on that idea :)) but you get the general idea. I have giesemann actinic and 15000K thus far - think I will go lower (price) for the rest though!

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    and lights on

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    nice going there mnd123 looks like a good easy product:)

    i was thinking of placing a full sheet under my hood to have a total reflective plane for the lights.

    what did that sheet set u back if i may ask?
     
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    oooh i just seen your last post

    Congrats on the birth of your daughter, i hope mum and baby reciover fast and are home soon to keep you awake:) always nice to hear of new reefers being born:)
     
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    Hey Crispin, the sheet was R270 for 1250x1000

    I was going to go flat, but the waterproof endcaps that I had would not allow that, thus the reason for punching the holes in - thank heavens for Alanod, coz I could NEVER have done this with stainless steel!

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    See that they have clips to go THROUGH the metal - so I punched the holes as above and they slotted in

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    Whats cool is that my wiring can now run underneath the alanod, as I put it on them posts
     
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    Thanks bud - she's gorgeous!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    come on fella! a few more details than that! like a name????:)
     
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    Holly is her name - quite apt :)
     
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