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Ronald Green
Film Handler

Posts: 53
From: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Registered: Nov 2016

 - posted February 05, 2017 11:31 AM      Profile for Ronald Green   Author's Homepage   Email Ronald Green       Edit/Delete Post 
Good afternoon.

Please tell me how often one should clean their 16mm sound projector. Should you use a brush after every showing? Do you clean the rollers with Isopropel alcohol, (91%) after each showing?

What is the best way to keep the lens clean? Do you use a lens
cleaner such as a glass cleaner?

Many thanks for you help.

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Paul Mason
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013

 - posted February 11, 2017 10:29 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Ronald,
You could get a different answer from every Forum member as there is no right or wrong answer. I clean my projector before every session not every reel. My aim is to keep dirt and dust away. I brush away dirt from the film path with a blower brush and remove stubborn deposits with a plastic toothpick or a clean cotton cloth. Never use a metal item. I seldom clean the lens as it's easy to cause tiny abrasions on the glass just keep it clear of dust with a clean cloth with a gentle touch. I hardly ever use liquids but alcohol sparingly used is suitable for the film gate and sprockets in seriously dirty cases. Don't get it on rubber rollers though.


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Mark Mander
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Dunstable ,Bedfordshire.
Registered: Jan 2005

 - posted February 11, 2017 11:03 AM      Profile for Mark Mander     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I clean pretty much as Paul says, I also have air dusters (aerosol) to blow out all over, I do this after every reel then before I put the projector away after it's cooled, another quick clean, Mark

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