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.
    Cheers
    O
     
    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.

    Patience.
     
    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?
    Cheers,
    O
     
    Osama, Mar 4, 2010
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  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.
    Completely.
     
    Jeff R., Mar 4, 2010
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  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.
    Thanks,
    O
     
    Osama, Mar 10, 2010
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