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Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on May 25, 2014, 03:05 PM:
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]
Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on May 25, 2014, 03:24 PM:
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on May 25, 2014, 04:16 PM:
Not quite neglected (the car that is), but for sure the projectors get the best treatment every day of the week!
Posted by David Michael Leugers (Member # 166) on May 30, 2014, 06:37 PM:
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. :>)
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on May 30, 2014, 08:29 PM:
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.
Posted by Paul Mason (Member # 4015) on May 31, 2014, 01:27 AM:
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.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on May 31, 2014, 01:38 AM:
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]
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on May 31, 2014, 05:20 AM:
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...)
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on June 02, 2014, 02:48 AM:
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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