Original Lighting channels

Carnival Ride Lighting Repair and Restoration

This week I started disassembling and cleaning up the lighting channels from our King Amusement Rocket ride.

The lighting package operates on 120 Volts AC.  A 3 channel electro-mechanical chaser unit controls the flashing pattern. The aluminum channels are loaded with old ceramic or porcelain sockets.  These sockets hold multicolored glass bulbs.

I pull the channels apart in order to prep them for cleaning and polishing.  I try a number of different methods for polishing the aluminum.  Ideally, we are striving for a mirror finish.

Unfortunately, my work was cut short this week by attacking cicadas.  Later I shift gears and get back to some paint stripping.


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