Cleaning Glass Negative Carrier

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by ATIPPETT, Mar 3, 2004.

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    ATIPPETT Guest

    What are the do's and don'ts for clearning a glass negative carrier?
    What clearers and matteral do the best job and the least amount of harm?

    Alan Tippett
    San Jose
     
    ATIPPETT, Mar 3, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    Alan,

    I use ROR diluted 1:3 with distilled water. I dilute it for
    conservation. I would imagine you could use almost any glass cleaner in the
    same fashion. When I bought my last bottle of ROR, I drew 1 oz (give or
    take) and put it into another 4 oz spray bottle and filled with distilled
    water.

    When I clean my carrier, I spray the cleaner in the air and wave the
    carrier through the mist. This deposits a smaller amount than direct
    spraying ever can and also prevents it from getting under the edge of the
    glass. If you try to spray a small amount from most of those pump type
    sprayers, you end up with drops of cleaner and not a mist.

    I wipe with a piece of standard paper towel (I use Bounty brand). I have
    to go after the dust any way, so it really doesn't matter (IMHO) if I add
    dust while wiping.

    Hope this helps.

    Jim
     
    Jim Phelps, Mar 4, 2004
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  3. Windex and lint free paper wipes (available from photo shops).
    You might also try a microfiber cloth used for cleaning lenses.
    It cleans without liquids.
     
    Robert Feinman, Mar 4, 2004
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    Gary Banuk Guest

    What is ROR?


     
    Gary Banuk, Mar 4, 2004
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  5. What is ROR?

    Residual Oil Remover

    Type "http://www.google.com" and then "ror cleaning"
    => get it from the horse's (and his relatives) mouth.

    When I was at college the computer system would often
    (more times than I care to admit) spit out:

    " 25 errors in compile.

    Sometimes this compiler has been accused of being hard to please.
    14:32:27.604 4 Jan 1968 is just one of those times.

    Programming manuals are available from Miss. Strange, Room 304.
    $5.00, cheap."

    What can I say? 17:00:12.247 4 Mar 2004 is just one of those times.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Mar 4, 2004
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    JRF Guest

    You can use isopropyl alcohol, but not from the common pint bottles sold for
    household use. You need to use pharmaceutical grade (ask at your
    pharmacy) - the lesser stuff is only 70% alcohol and leaves a residue.

    You can also check the Yellow Pages for laboratory supply companies. If you
    have one nearby, check for something like Absorbond wipes by Texwipes.
    These are all mechanically-bound polyester fiber pads - no chemical binders
    so no residues, and lintless. Others are available, too.

    Bob in Las Vegas
     
    JRF, Mar 5, 2004
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    BertS Guest

    Lucky you. My first compiler used to say "What? Me worry?" and print an ASCII
    picture of Alfred E. Newman.

    Language was MAD on a 1410 with a 1401 pre-processor. State of the art at the
    time. No tubes any more, just discrete transistors.

    Bert


    Bert
     
    BertS, Mar 5, 2004
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