Cleaning negatives and slides before scanning

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Geoff Roach, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Geoff Roach

    Geoff Roach Guest

    What's the best way to get dust and other crud off a negative before
    scanning?

    Thanks

    Geoff
     
    Geoff Roach, Sep 30, 2003
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    Ric Trexell Guest

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    Geoff: Air is best as a brush can scratch them. If they are dirty with
    something sticking on them, then I'm not sure but I think water and then the
    chemical you use when developing that prevents water stains. Ric in
    Wisconsin.
     
    Ric Trexell, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. Geoff Roach

    Snaps. Guest

    That "chemical" is a wetting agent. Originally made by Esso for washing
    cars. Now you can get it in liquid from most camera stores.
    Doug
     
    Snaps., Sep 30, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    I use fixer, then rinse, then rinse in photoflo, then squeegee them and hang
    them up to dry.
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 30, 2003
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  5. Geoff Roach

    Flame Guest

    dosn't fixer deteriorate the film? My superior intelect tells me that if you
    over stablize somthing that it will reach the thresh hold of unstablization
    ..
     
    Flame, Oct 8, 2003
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