8MM Spliceing tape.....Where can I get it????

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Old 12-31-04, 07:24 AM
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8MM Spliceing tape.....Where can I get it????

I am trying to restore some old 8mm movies, & despertly need more spliceing tape, does anyone know if its still available & if so where can I get some?????
 
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Old 12-31-04, 10:12 AM
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Yes, I know where you can get it!

A splicing tape store.

But seriously, if you were to use " 8mm splicing tape purchase" as a Google search term, you will likely get a couple of thousand hits on where you could buy it online.
Or, if you look in your telephone yellow pages under "cameras" or a similar heading I would bet that there would be a supplier near you.

8mm is all but dead as a home video recording medium, but film is very much alive in amateur and professional film making.
There really isn't a way to put a spectacular image, the size of a house, on a screen, with new technology.
 
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Old 01-02-05, 01:01 AM
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Hi Tom G, -Happy New Year,
I have lot of old audio tape and frequently have to splice. I found that 3M scotch tape is really good for this. I can't see why it wouldn't work as well for movie if you keep the splice short and use a scalpel blade to excise the track holes.
Just a thought, may be easier than hunting down a dwindling supply of old movie tape.
 
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Old 01-02-05, 08:44 AM
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8MM Splicing tape...

Thanks Nomind & GregH....good ideas !!! I will try both, I'm just getting started & have a lot of film to experiment with....Thanks again, Tom-G
 
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Old 01-02-05, 09:04 AM
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Good idea nomind about using good 'ol Scotch tape.

I use to use that in the "old days" for an emergency repair on 1/4" audio tape.
Only thing to keep in mind is that this tape will harden and crack in time.
Not permanent like the real stuff but excellent in a pinch!
 
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Old 01-02-05, 11:10 PM
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to GregH ,
Greg, re. your comment about tape hardening, - I'm still playing audio tapes that I repaired in the late '60 's with 3M tape. Some of the cheaper audio tape itself is showing signs of stiffening, but not the good brands, BASF, Audiovox and 3M . ( we got lots of goodies from 3M in the late 60s because we used lots of their products on aircraft antennas)
 
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Old 01-03-05, 05:34 AM
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Hmm!

nomind,

Maybe the tape Dad use to get free from work wasn't 3M brand?
 
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Old 01-04-05, 11:21 AM
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Just out of curiosity, I did a search on ebay using "8mm splicing tape" and got 13 hits (actually 19, but the others were for splicers). Be sure you specify the type of 8mm - the original or the Super 8mm. There is a difference. Namely the holes are smaller for the Super 8.

Bob
 
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