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#1 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:12 AM

Hello all,

I have an old Cini K-100 Turret camera (see pict). It takes a great clean and steady images even at 64fps. However the last roll, I did see a small scratch on the film, occasionally. I never run it through a projector.

I was going to take a can of compressed air to it and then clean it with some kind of solution, especially the film gate. My questions are:

Should I remove the lenses and blow air through the shutter or would I be making more trouble for myself disturbing that area?

What are people using to clean (as in what solution and wiping material) the film gate, inside of the camera etc. ?

While I'm at it, are there any recommendations on lens cleaning and lubrication for the spring motor (which by the way, I can get a full minute out of one wind @ 24fps-that seems pretty good).

As always, I appreciate the help here.

T

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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

I have an old Cine Kodak K-100 Turret camera (see pict). It takes a great clean and steady images even at 64fps. However the last roll, I did see a small scratch on the film, occasionally. I never run it through a projector.
What are people using to clean (as in what solution and wiping material) the film gate, inside of the camera etc. ?

I am sure that everyone has there own favorite method.

If you have "hairs in the gate" then you would want to clean that area.

Cleaning the film path, you probaly should use some sort of solvent, which one folks will debate - triclorethane would have been a good choice before it became so restrictedfor ozine reasons. Film cleaner would probaly be safe. when i did microfilming they gave us (denatured) ethanol to clean the gates with.

Many folks sugest lubricating the film path with Beeswax or plain parfin wax.

The coton pads sold for cleaning film are probaly Ok or a chamois like you would use to clean fine machines.

Any one have other sugestions?.
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#3 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for your response Charles,

I hoping some other people chime in as I'd like to make sure I'm doing the right thing before applying anything to the film path.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:46 AM

Anyone else have knowledge on this subject?

Thanks
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