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Colin Fish
Film Handler

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From: Eastbourne, UK
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 - posted May 15, 2018 10:06 AM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Right, I've taken the plunge and ordered a big bottle of Filmguard after recommendations from you guys. I need a good lint free cloth or better still a pack of cloths. Can anyone put me on to a source? Thanks.

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Stuart Hilliker
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 - posted May 15, 2018 11:10 AM      Profile for Stuart Hilliker   Email Stuart Hilliker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Colin,
I use Selvyt cloths, available on Amazon.
These used to be cutting room standard issue.

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Colin Fish
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 - posted May 15, 2018 12:44 PM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Stuart, I'll check them out.

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Bill Brandenstein
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 - posted May 15, 2018 06:39 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anything 100% cotton won't scratch. So you could easily do this by cutting up old T-shirts. The drawback is that cotton can leave lint, although I rarely end up with problems from that if I do my job carefully.

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted May 16, 2018 05:14 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check The Reel Image website....Steve O sells cleaning supplies. [Smile]

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Simon Balderston
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 - posted May 16, 2018 05:23 PM      Profile for Simon Balderston   Email Simon Balderston   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i use old 100% cotton shirts

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Rob Young.
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From: Cheshire, U.K.
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 - posted May 17, 2018 05:36 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
100% cotton handkerchiefs washed a couple of times to remove any starch.

Then change the cleaning position quite regularly.

Some degree of deposit or staining from the sound stripes isn't anything to worry about.

I usually apply a very fine amount of Filmguard and then do a dry run too to remove excess.

It's very easy to apply too much and it is still effective with very minimal application.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 17, 2018 06:53 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I do the same Rob. Have done for theclast 35 years.100% cotton hankys are so cheap to buy to.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted May 17, 2018 08:13 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I used to use very old and soft vests, but now I buy lint free cloth from Ebay, and cut it up into approx 2"x 2" squares.

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