Cleaning Glass Negative Carrier

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


    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


    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

    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 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

    Gary Banuk Guest

    What is ROR?

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

    Residual Oil Remover

    Type "" 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

    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

    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.


    BertS, Mar 5, 2004
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