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Lydia Beilby
Junior
Posts: 15
From: Edinburgh, Scotland
Registered: Aug 2016


 - posted September 07, 2016 07:27 AM      Profile for Lydia Beilby   Author's Homepage   Email Lydia Beilby   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello. I'm looking for Super 8 leader, clear if possible. Does anyone have any to sell?
thanks, Lydia

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Melvin England
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
Registered: Feb 2016


 - posted September 07, 2016 12:58 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Lydia, and welcome.

Not so much clear leader, but there is always plenty of white leader available on Ebay.

Good hunting!

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John Richard Almond
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From: England
Registered: Feb 2012


 - posted September 07, 2016 06:13 PM      Profile for John Richard Almond   Email John Richard Almond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This might sound like sacrilege........but in the past I have made my own, std and super from bad quality very very faded old films.I also used edited films of my own home movies shot 40+ years ago when I decided to have them digitised to save money on converting charges. Just get the old film and soak in a bleach and water mixture, 70% bleach and 30% water and leave overnight then wash in clear water.I must have over 400 feet of clear leader in both gauges.

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Andrew Woodcock
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From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted September 07, 2016 06:17 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
How much Clear Actual Super 8mm leader are you seeking Lydia??

I have some but not huge quantities of clear.

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Jason Smith
Master Film Handler

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From: Tohoku, Japan
Registered: Oct 2015


 - posted September 07, 2016 06:40 PM      Profile for Jason Smith     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Could unused film from super 8 catridges be used as a clear film leader? I`m assuming that may be a bad idea since the film would never have been chemically developed.

Living in Japan, the price that local dealers charge for leader is outrageous. So I ordered it directly from Kodak. You can order a thousand foot roll of white acetate leader directly from Kodak. It`s about $55 USD.

Here`s a PDF catalog from last year from Kodak.
http://motion.kodak.com/KodakGCG/uploadedfiles/motion/Kodak_Motion_Picture_Products_Price_Catalog_US_Prices_April_2015_V4.pdf

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Kevin Clark
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From: Bapchild, Kent, UK
Registered: May 2004


 - posted September 07, 2016 07:47 PM      Profile for Kevin Clark     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Lydia

I have checked my film spares and have the following spools of clear super 8 leader, originally purchased some years ago from Larry at LGP:

130ft clear with magnetic sound stripes £8 each (x 2)

200ft clear silent (no stripes) £10 (x 1)

Please send me a PM message if you would like to buy any or all of these leaders - postage will cost extra depending on the weight and size of the packet.

Kevin

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Andrew Woodcock
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From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted September 08, 2016 05:06 AM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
If not Kevin, I will. Leader is always something I cannot have enough of. 😊😊

Anything left over after Lydia takes her pick, I am equally grateful for thanks.

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Jean Alexandre
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From: Montreal, QC, Canada
Registered: Oct 2019


 - posted October 14, 2019 07:47 AM      Profile for Jean Alexandre   Email Jean Alexandre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Actually, about the leader.. Is a white leader is thicker / harder than a clear one ? I end up chewing about 4-6 feet each time i change rool. At some point i will miss the whole movie...

Also, do you glue it the to film stock or we can only tape it ?

thanks

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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jun 2013


 - posted October 14, 2019 08:25 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Jean, it depends on the kind of stock. You cannot glue polyester leader (as any polyester stock) but you can when it's an acetate base.

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