how should I clean old slides?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by parman, May 22, 2005.

  1. parman

    parman Guest

    I have some color tansparencies from the late 50's and early 60's that
    I want to scan but first I wanted to try to clean the fingerprints and
    dirt off some of them.

    Advice appreciated
     
    parman, May 22, 2005
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  2. Lint-free photographers' gloves, industrial methylated spirits and a very
    soft lint-free cloth. Use lots of meths and don't put any pressure on the
    film with your finger. Instead, fold the cloth soaked in meths and gently
    swab the film as if you were using a brush. Keep the cloth soaked in meths
    to avoid scratching.

    Best of luck,

    Craig.
     
    Craig Marston, May 22, 2005
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  3. parman

    carrigman Guest

    Do a search for PEC-12 . This is archival photographic emulsion cleaner and
    is the best there is.

    Carrigman
     
    carrigman, May 22, 2005
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