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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted December 07, 2018 08:03 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've just mounted on a large spool a standard/regular 8 film (The Thieve Of Bagdad) I bought many years ago. I noticed that on almost every (tape) splices made by a previous owner (the original version was on 60mt/200ft spools and I bought it on 4x180mt/600ft ones) there was a kind of orange colour (like rust). It seems that the tape has made the picture disappear. Of course, I removed those tapes and respiced with cement but I wonder if it's a common problem. It's the second time I come accross this. The other film is also standard/regular 8

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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 - posted December 08, 2018 04:10 AM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's very possible.

As living in a 3rd world country,I had seen tape splices made with every kind of sticky tape ever made on this planet. The consequence would range from nothing more than some sticky residue which could be cleaned off easily in seconds,to some nasty tape that would cause something like "extreme VS effect" (curled up frame with totally washed out emulsion) at that splice. [Eek!]

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Joe Caruso
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Tape can cause early deterioration, cement splices are best - Shorty

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Maurice Leakey
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Were the tape splices made on a perforating splicer like the CIR, or were they standard type pre-perforated tape patches?

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Dominique De Bast
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I don't know, Maurice. Sadly, I cannot see the difference.

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Maurice Leakey
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Dominique
Are they actual splices ?
They might possible be burnt-out frames covered over by tape for protection.

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Dominique De Bast
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Maurice, I believe they are splices since they are always loccated between two 60 mt/200ft parts. I noticed that some (but few) tape splices were not affected by this faded frames problem. I have never come accros that with other gauges.

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