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Steve Hartwell
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From: St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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 - posted October 17, 2019 04:37 PM      Profile for Steve Hartwell   Author's Homepage   Email Steve Hartwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Any ideas on how to get rid of stinky moldy smell from very old projector ?

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted October 17, 2019 05:30 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Start using it! Wipe the exterior with furniture polish, take the back off and clean the interior as well as you can, also with furniture polish. Clean off all the old oil and grease and apply fresh grease on the gears and just a drop of oil on the shafts.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 17, 2019 06:48 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That stinky, moldy smell ... ?

That's usually coming from me!

Da-da-dump! TSHHH!

Thank you, thank you, you've been a great audience! [Big Grin]

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Steve Hartwell
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 - posted October 17, 2019 10:25 PM      Profile for Steve Hartwell   Author's Homepage   Email Steve Hartwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ah - so Osi needs some furniture polish too, eh. Quick douse 'em !!

thanks for the polish suggestion Paul

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Steve Hartwell
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 - posted October 18, 2019 09:45 AM      Profile for Steve Hartwell   Author's Homepage   Email Steve Hartwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
any particular brand of furniture polish ? there are 1,000s to choose from

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Ed Gordon
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From: Seattle, WA, USA
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 - posted October 18, 2019 12:31 PM      Profile for Ed Gordon   Email Ed Gordon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Most helpful response
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Clean off all the old oil and grease and apply fresh grease on the gears and just a drop of oil on the shafts.
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That stinky, moldy smell ... ?

That's usually coming from me!

Da-da-dump! TSHHH!

Thank you, thank you, you've been a great audience!

Other suggestions:

How to get rid of musty odor in sewing machine?

How to Clean & Lubricate a Movie Projector

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