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#1 Mat Fleming

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:57 PM

Hello,

I already search for this on the forum but couldn't find anything.

Can anyone recommend a gate brush i can buy in the uk? It will be used on a Aaton LTR 16mm camera.

Thanks

Mat
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:53 AM

Here in the US I've found softbristle camel hair brushes at just basic art supply shops.
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#3 Geraint Owen

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

Hey I'm new to all of this, don't really know what I'm doing, but just wondering why you would need a gate brush for a 16mm camera, for the mags maybe, just in case you run out of air. If you still want to use a brush get a soft one and that doesn't loose it's threads.
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#4 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:01 PM

I would never use a brush with bristles or hair to clean a camera's gate.
Just use a good orangewood stick to remove emulsion deposits and use compressed air to remove the dust. Same thing for the mags.

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#5 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:08 PM

I would never use a brush with bristles or hair to clean a camera's gate.
Just use a good orangewood stick to remove emulsion deposits and use compressed air to remove the dust. Same thing for the mags.

Jean-Louis


I second that. Dont use a brush on the Gate. Camel Hair Brush is standard. If you use the brush on a Mag, blow air afterwards. the brush for the mags helps remove stubborn dust and whatnot that may not come off with air, but may when a roll of film helps it out.

the above is correct
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#6 Mark Dunn

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:32 AM

For high-speed 16mm I always used an ordinary 1/2" paintbrush- the bristles are big enough to see if one is shed, but it never happened to me.
Mind you, our main cleaning tool was a vacuum cleaner, to remove all the film chips produced when a roll running at 80mph. ran out.
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#7 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:45 AM

A vacuum cleaner?! What kind of cameras are you guys using over there and how often do you let it roll out??
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#8 Paul Bruening

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:35 AM

Leaf blower? Air Bus back wash?
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#9 K Borowski

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

I've always used compressed air and orange wood sticks. You can certainly use the brushes that've been recommended here, just be careful that they do not contribute to hair in the gate and make the problem worse rather than better!
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