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Paul Adsett
Film God

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From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted May 25, 2014 03:05 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Alright, let's all be honest here. I have a theory that many people on this forum are like me with regard to the way they look after their cars and their projectors. Do most people here clean and maintain their projectors a whole lot better than their cars? I plead guilty - my projectors get very regular cleaning and maintainance, with my top machines getting cleaned and polished up on a weekly basis to make them all look and run like new.
Meanwhile, my car is sitting kind of neglected in the garage, in need of a wash and lube and some repair work! [Big Grin]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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From: Bristol,RI, USA
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 - posted May 25, 2014 03:24 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Guilty.

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Andrew Woodcock
Film God

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From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted May 25, 2014 04:16 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Not quite neglected (the car that is), but for sure the projectors get the best treatment every day of the week!

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"C'mon Baggy..Get with the beat"

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David Michael Leugers
Master Film Handler

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From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004


 - posted May 30, 2014 06:37 PM      Profile for David Michael Leugers   Email David Michael Leugers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I take the car for a ride and I get the stress of heavy traffic, idiots texting behind the wheel crossing the center lane, running stop signs and stop lights etc etc... or I can do something that is a lot more fun and let the projector take me for a ride... I take care of my car when I have to, I take care of my projectors because I like to. :>)

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Paul Adsett
Film God

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From: USA
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 - posted May 30, 2014 08:29 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think that says it all David. The projector is always an object of joy and satisfaction. A car is a necessary item for most of us, but I have found that the novelty of even a new car wears off fast, and it becomes just a means of getting around.

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Paul Mason
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 540
From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013


 - posted May 31, 2014 01:27 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some years ago my company provided a new car every 2 years. I used to eagerly anticipate the big day. The car arrived and the novelty lasted about 3 weeks. Now I drive old bangers which I change virtually annually and I'm intending to go car-free this summer for at least a few months. My projectors aren't used every day but I intend to keep them going for many years and they're more reliable.

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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
Registered: Feb 2006


 - posted May 31, 2014 01:38 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yep, the projectors are given the VIP treatment and the car....well as long it starts when the key turns I am happy, although I never used to think like that and took a bit of care of some of the cars I drove.....times change [Smile]

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted May 31, 2014 05:20 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What's awful is I bought a brand new car about a year ago and have washed it exactly once.

The way my life goes it's hard to dedicate an hour to washing my car, but late in the evening when everything settles down, I can often spend some time with my films.

Then again part of the joy of a new car is it really isn't very demanding: get routine maintenance and pay the loan, and you're basically good to go!

(Would be nice to wash and wax it now that the weather is nice again...)

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Lee Mannering
Film God

Posts: 3216
From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted June 02, 2014 02:48 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Since discovering Silicone Lubricant at Aldi (for the benefit of UK readers) a little over £3 for 250 ml look after my projector guides is fast becoming an obsession. Carefully applied and left to dry the film glides effortlessly through its film pass further reducing the risk of scratches.

Also, the good old Eumig 824 (all black machine) when given a light going over with this comes up gleaning and a joy to stare at. Sad aren’t we. [Cool]

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