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George B



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Film holder hinges... Reply with quote

The cloth hinges on some of my baby film holders are starting to fatigue and separate. There are no light leaks so far but the flaps are becoming very loose. Is there a replacement tape or fabric available today for this purpose ?
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C. Henry



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George;

If I recall correctly there was a post on this in either "Film Help" or "Accessories Help" a while back. I couldn't find it with a quick look so it is not on the first (most recent) page of either forum but you might find it with the search function.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using DEMCOŽ FastapeŽ at
http://www.demco.com/goto?BLS1479&ALL0000&es=20110404132202568696

now I bobo I got 3/4" & 1 1/2" BUT 7/8" or 1 " would be better
But not all of my holders are to same size of hinges thats why I got the 1 1/2"
I can cut it to fit
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used Graffers Tape successfully before but Book Binders Tape is reported to be better.
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George B



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Had a 2" roll of gaffers tape in the light kit but thought it would be too thick. I cut it in half length wise with a razor and it actually works OK. The flaps open almost fully and the film slides in fairly easily. Not a perfect solution but good enough until I get a roll of that book binders tape.

BTW: The film holders in question are wood no name. They even have wood side rails. I guess they're older. The Fidelity and Graphic film holders although mostly wood are far superior and the hinges are still in good condition.

While I'm on this film holder subject how many of you actually use those dark slide locking tabs ? I hate them so I unscrew or clip them off.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well good & I should have said that the DEMCOŽ FastapeŽ
it is a Book Binders Tape
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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While I'm on this film holder subject how many of you actually use those dark slide locking tabs ?

I do when they work, loose ones that can't be tightned to stay put I disable.
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