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Rene Ferron
Film Handler

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From: New Brunswick, Canada
Registered: Feb 2008


 - posted 09-20-2008 04:57 PM      Profile for Rene Ferron   Email Rene Ferron   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Everyone,

I would like to ask if someone could help me here.
I ordered some Film-Tech Media Pads but the core are not the plastic ones but cardboard and they are not so easy to "rewind". I would like to ask if anyone would have some plastic cores that i could have. I would of course pay for shipping.

Thx VM.

PS: Brad are those cardboard core the replacement for plastic ones ?

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Mike Olpin
Chop Chop!

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From: Dallas, TX
Registered: Jan 2002


 - posted 09-20-2008 05:47 PM      Profile for Mike Olpin   Email Mike Olpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds like your supplier may have swindled you. I'd reject the product and demand authentic Film-Tech products. The real ones have plastic cores with the logo etched into them. Other brands have been shown to cause film damage.

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Brad Miller
Administrator

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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99


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Your dealer substituted a cheaper product on you. They deserve to be "outed" here. We have NEVER manufactured media pads on cardboard cores.

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Rene Ferron
Film Handler

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From: New Brunswick, Canada
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Would it be possible to get the name of a Canadian Reseller ?

Edit: Well after looking at your Product page and reading your reseller/suppliers list, i can see that the company that i bought those from is there in that list.

Before i do some bashing on this supplier i will contact them on Monday and ask for some explanation on this.

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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From: Annapolis, MD
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 09-20-2008 10:13 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Genuine Film-Tech media (and Film-Guard) will come in a sealed box with the Film-Tech logo. You will need to cut that seal to open the box. If you don't see the Film-Tech logo on the outside of the box, don't bother opening it.

Steve

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John Wilson
Film God

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From: Sydney, Australia.
Registered: Dec 1999


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quote: Rene Ferron
Before i do some bashing on this supplier i will contact them on Monday and ask for some explanation on this
Yeah... then we can bash them, but good! [evil]

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John Koutsoumis
Master Film Handler

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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Aug 2003


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I had asked my supplier for Film-Tech media pads but got the White Kelmar ones instead. They seem to be fine.
I use the coupling cores that come with the bottle of Filmguard to wind the media onto. I have quite a collection now and it just takes a few seconds. Not sure who supplies the actual
Film-Tech ones around here.

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John Wilson
Film God

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The Australian supplier is:

Intech Pacific in Castle Hill, NSW.
Call Spiro on (02) 9894 4388 and he'll make sure you get the real ones. [thumbsup]

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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There is nothing wrong with Kelmar White media.

I think the issue here is if one orders a brand-specific product, they should be delivered that product and not have it passed along as something different. It would be one thing to order Film-Tech and then be offered Kelmar so the customer still has the say in what they are purchasing. However, it is another thing to merely supply something different.

Steve

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Joe Redifer
You need a beating today

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The Kelmar pads scare the crap out of me. They are so friggin' dry and abrasive even after just 2 days of being saturated with Filmguard. They aren't cut straight, either.

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Alan Gouger
Master Film Handler

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From: Bradenton, FL, USA
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 - posted 09-21-2008 10:52 AM      Profile for Alan Gouger   Author's Homepage   Email Alan Gouger   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I also have a bag of the kelmar White media ( came with the machine, bought 2nd hand ) I use the cardboard inner sleeve for the take up on the cleaning machine.
Ive bought nothing but FT ever sense.
Q: If you do not have the cardboard sleeve what does everyone use on the take up?

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Galen Murphy-Fahlgren
Master Film Handler

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From: Canton, MI, USA
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I vastly prefer FT over Kelmar, but on the rare occasion when I had to use Kelmar, I found it easier to mount the pad on the cleaner and powerwind it onto a FT core. This was accomplished by taping a FT core onto some kind of attachment on a cordless drill and just winding it onto the take up core. I'll have to see if I have pictures, since that was in my old booth and I don't think I have a drill in my new one. It really saves time if you want to have the media on the coupling type core, for easy rewind and that type of stuff.

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John Wilson
Film God

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From: Sydney, Australia.
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Like this?

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Galen Murphy-Fahlgren
Master Film Handler

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From: Canton, MI, USA
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 - posted 09-22-2008 12:59 AM      Profile for Galen Murphy-Fahlgren   Email Galen Murphy-Fahlgren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Almost exactly like that, except I invented it, so I get the glory. That person was probably spying on me through a time machine, since I didn't invent it until about 2 weeks after that video was posted.

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John Koutsoumis
Master Film Handler

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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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I guess with the ordering it was my fault as I did not confirm whether they stock the FilmTech ones or not. I knew I was going to get the Kelmar ones and thats what I was charged for.

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