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Dan Lail
Film God

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From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted February 03, 2010 06:59 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

I too received a film with three staples in a row parallel inline with the film. They were in the head leader. Yikes!!! I found them before they went through he projector.

I use Film Guard too! It is amazing that some collectors used WD 40 and even Armorall. They have told me they have used these products for years with no repercussions. [Eek!]

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Bill Phelps
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: USA
Registered: Jan 2009

 - posted February 03, 2010 07:17 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, since where on the subject of staples...

I was showing the 200' silent print of Tarzan's 'Savage Fury' that I had obtained in a collection and at the very end of the reel the previous owner had folded the end of the film and stapled it in order to keep it in the reel I guess...I was luckly right beside the projector and saw it coming (I actually knew it was there!) and I grabbed the end of the film just before it went into the gate and stopped the projector cold but it took me a few seconds to shut the motor off and the thing (a Bell & Howell 346) has run kinda slow ever since. I have replaced the belt on it and it's better but I don't think it's quite right. I think jamming it up like that screwed it up. But I saved the gate!

To get back on topic... I can't wait to become a Jedi Master Film Handler [Big Grin]

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Michael O'Regan
Film God

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From: Essex, UK
Registered: Oct 2007

 - posted February 04, 2010 03:38 AM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use Filmguard myself.

However, if Kodak proved that WD40 leeches colour out of the print over time, I guess it has to be perfectly safe to use on B&W prints.

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