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Thomas Knappstein
Expert Film Handler

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From: Erwitte, Germany
Registered: Oct 2017

 - posted November 05, 2017 05:43 AM      Profile for Thomas Knappstein   Email Thomas Knappstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello at all!
Does anyone here tread his Films with Silicone Oil?
I have done this and they run now just like new.
I give only 1 or 2 Drops into a little Cloth of Cotton and than tread the Film with this. It must be a very thin Film of Oil on the Film so that you cant see it, but the Friction in the Machine is very low and the Film runs much more silent. And after all is the Film very clean. There is no Dust on it and you have a very clean Image on the Screen.

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Antoine Orsero
Master Film Handler

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From: marseille france
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted November 05, 2017 09:03 AM      Profile for Antoine Orsero   Author's Homepage   Email Antoine Orsero   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Thomas,

I used silicone oil for my films that tended to tremble with my Elmo GS1200! After treatment with silicone oil the tremors have disappeared


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Will Trenfield
Master Film Handler

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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016

 - posted November 05, 2017 06:23 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, Thomas. You say that you use one or two drops of oil to treat a film but do you just apply it to every film or every 30 metres or so for example?

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Bill Brandenstein
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: California
Registered: Aug 2007

 - posted November 10, 2017 07:24 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Removing silicone from a film is very difficult to do. And it migrates everywhere with ease. My understanding is that it can gum things up in parts of a projector.

Brad made FilmGuard for a reason. Use it.

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