Negative help.

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Osama, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Osama

    Osama Guest

    Found some old 35m negatives but they are stuck together.
    I have them soaking in water at moment but doesn't seem to be separating
    them. Don't want to pull apart as it might damage them.
    Any tips, ideas to separate.
    Osama, Mar 1, 2010
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  2. Osama

    Jeff R. Guest

    What you're doing; i.e. soak.

    Add some wetting solution, too.

    Jeff R., Mar 2, 2010
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  3. Osama

    Osama Guest

    Thanks for your help.
    They finally separated with gentle pressure.
    Problem now is that one side of each negative is sticky.
    Should I give them a dunk in some soapy water to neutralise?
    Osama, Mar 4, 2010
  4. Osama

    Jeff R. Guest

    Sticky when dried out?
    Soapy water and gentle pressure on the non-emulsion side. Be careful not to
    dislodge-drag-scratch the emulsion.
    Put up with it on the emulsion side.

    Sticky when still wet?
    Let it dry.
    Jeff R., Mar 4, 2010
  5. Osama

    Osama Guest

    They finally dried. The neg itself looks OK but there is like a water
    mark residue on the back. I'm playing with some frames I don't need to
    see if I can remove it.
    Osama, Mar 10, 2010
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