Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
In 25+ years I have never had a lloyds lloader scratch my film. Still use my original lloyds, bought a few others recently. Delta 100, Tmax 400 (expired), Polypan F, and HP5+ currently on tap.
Thanks! I had read stories of grit in the felt and just didn't have any idea how common it was. It would be silly to scratch up my film if everyone here knows it's a bad idea to use an old one, but it sounds to me like I can clean it up and give it a try. I've got one more roll of HP5+ to go through and then it will be time to try it out.

Thanks everyone for the replies. Many of you have been here a long time, so you might have gotten a bit jaded, but this forum is a pretty special place!