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Christie Platter 02 Mar 2001 14:22 #1342

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I've just came into possession of an older model Christie Autowind PLatter and was wondering what to use to clean it. The surfaces seem to be plastic and before I tried anything on it I thought I'd get some ideas from my fellow mates first. Even though its old it runs good. Guess there's a message there someplace. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Re: Christie Platter 02 Mar 2001 20:08 #1343

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I've used Alcohol, Windex, and 409 to good effect.

Check out http://www.film-tech.com and click on TIPS. You will find a very good guide to adjusting your Christie AW-3 for top performance.

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Re: Christie Platter 03 Mar 2001 00:29 #1344

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The old Christie AW-1 and AW-2 platters had fiberglass platter decks.

Large has good ideas for cleaning like he says. I have also used "NOVUS # 2 PLASTIC POLISH" (available at glass shops, auto parts, and sometimes grocery stores) with good results.
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Re: Christie Platter 05 Mar 2001 19:36 #1345

Talk about static electrcity shock from those things during build up.
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Re: Christie Platter 08 Mar 2001 10:00 #1346

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The older Christie platters used plastic surfaces which were non-conductive. So any static build-up on the film has no place to go. After cleaning the platters, use a conductive anti-stat such as "Static Guard" or "Endust for Electronics" on the platters and plastic rollers to add conductivity, and provide a "path to ground" for static. Or you can use the conductive non-slip "platter mats" being sold by Kelmar, Stuart AV, and other vendors.

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Re: Christie Platter 08 Mar 2001 23:38 #1347

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I have an AW-2. Nothing worked for the static until I went to Film Guard form Film Tech. When you get tired of trying everything else for static, order the Film Guard. For reasons John P. noted, there is just nowhere for the static to go with those dreaded platic tops.
Paul Turner
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