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Can Sanalan
Expert Film Handler

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From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2017


 - posted January 24, 2018 02:41 AM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello,

I'm after some advice on restoring an Elf projector.
I've acquired an Elf ST/M projector that needs some tlc. The motor runs and the lamp works. It's missing it's belts which I'll replace as I have spares.
However it needs a thorough cleaning, has sticky levers and who knows what else until I get stuck in. I want to turn this into a small restoration project.

My question, what would you guys suggest is the best/right way of removing old, sticky grease from the levers and other parts and what kind of lubrication should be used in some areas?
I'm not looking to dismantle the whole projector, only the main areas that clearly need cleaning and replacing.
If bigger issues arise then I'll look into sending for repairs by a professional.

Thank you,
C.

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Tom Photiou
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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted January 24, 2018 07:25 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am curruntly doing my own NT1 at the moment.if you need any info feel free to pm me.this thread may help as a starter.
http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001592

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Matt Darr
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From: Little Rock, AR, USA
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 - posted January 24, 2018 01:43 PM      Profile for Matt Darr   Email Matt Darr   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have the same question. That nasty slimey golden sludge all over the gears, whats the best way to remove it.
I have a few projectors and a juke box i need to clean that off of

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Richard C Patchett
Master Film Handler

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From: Flint Mi 48506
Registered: Dec 2007


 - posted January 24, 2018 01:58 PM      Profile for Richard C Patchett   Author's Homepage   Email Richard C Patchett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings Mr C
A whole lot of Q tips [Smile]
On what i use is Denatured Alcohol for cleaning
On the lube & oil i use
Super Lube Synthetic Grease ( been using this for many years
Will not harden and turn colors)
Super Lube Oil Pen
I also have the service and parts manual in stock
Please visit my web site
Yes i do ship overseas
RC

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 24, 2018 02:57 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am not sure that denatured alcohol is generally available in the UK.
Quite probable, for us, is to use Isopropyl Alcohol.

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Matt Darr
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 - posted January 25, 2018 01:32 PM      Profile for Matt Darr   Email Matt Darr   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Denatured alcohol is the same as methylated spirits isn't it?

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Can Sanalan
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From: London, United Kingdom
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 - posted February 01, 2018 06:18 AM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

Is there anyway of knowing which parts to lube and which parts to oil in the Elfs?

What's the difference between the two (lube and oil), I'm assuming they have different affects on different parts?

Thanks,

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