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Old 22-02-2016, 09:19   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Color right Lumenator Pro

Had a slight downturn in my satisfaction with this product. While mounted on my gorilla pod it was laying down flat on the floor. I picked up the gorillapod and the lumenator fell off the tripod. The device had two nuts embedded in it to give it, it's 1/20th threads.. the end of the plastic body broke and the nuts fell right through..

i've contacted the company saying their product broke. But I couldn't leave it at that. I took a sharp knife and opened the hole a bit more.. then I grabbed my JB Weld JB Kwik tubes and mixed up some. Used a sacrificial bolt dipped in cooking oil as a release agent, to position the nuts in the unit. Filled in the hole with JB, pushed the nuts in and then covered over them, bolt and all. It set in 6 minutes and cured in six hours.


I've not got what is probably the strongest threaded insert in a lumenator made ever..

I have yet to hear back from color right. I'll fess up that I fixed it but I'd like to hear from them that they would replace the product. Because I intended to buy two more of them..

It isn't a huge deal. It was 20 minutes of my time and 20 cents worth of epoxy.. But it's the principal that a $100 item shouldn't break after demoing the product..
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