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Re: filmscanners: To clean/wash old negatives on glass ?



Thanks Tim and all the other who gave suggestions and advices.

Sincerely.

Ezio

www.lucenti.com  e-photography site


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Atherton" <tim@KairosPhoto.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 12:30 AM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: To clean/wash old negatives on glass ?


> Start with the distilled water and cotton buds, cleaning very gently. If
the
> emulsion is flaking in any way, there isn't much you can do about it.
>
> Avoid the chemicals if at all possible.
>
> I'll try and check for more with our Museum Conservator on Monday or
Tuesday
> for more.
>
> Tim A
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Chris Hargens
> > Sent: March 17, 2001 9:56 AM
> > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > Subject: Re: filmscanners: To clean/wash old negatives on glass ?
> >
> >
> > Ethol sells an anti-static film cleaner. I use it on my negatives and
get
> > good results. I'm not sure how effective it would be with glass
negatives,
> > but it is gentle and evaporates cleanly. For scratches or water residue
> > stains/deposits, I've found Edwal's No Scratch to be effective. It works
> > best if you spread it very thinly (a small amount goes a long
> > way) over the
> > scratch or "stained" area. If there are multiple areas
> > (unfortunately, this
> > sometimes happens) you can also spread it over the entire surface of the
> > negative, again very thinly. To wash off the No Scratch, I use
> > Ethol's film
> > cleaner -- usually about 2 to 4 applications.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Maris V. Lidaka, Sr. <mlidaka@ameritech.net>
> > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> > Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001 8:06 AM
> > Subject: Re: filmscanners: To clean/wash old negatives on glass ?
> >
> >
> > >NO - NO - NO - not the chemical products for the windows.  You
> > might check
> > >the archives as cleaning film has been discussed here recently, but the
> > >suggestions essentially were:
> > >
> > >Photo cleaning fluid - Kodak's was found to be not particularly
effective
> > >but a product called PEC-12 was.  If you photo store does not carry it
I
> > >have saved the message where the manufacturer (a Mom-and-Pop
> > operation) was
> > >listed.
> > >
> > >Dry anti-static cloths - but be very careful with these and test the on
> > >something else first.  Cloths for household cleaning were being used
but
> > >many of them have chemicals in them which could smear and/or
> > further damage
> > >the negative.  They are essentially for cleaning dust off, not the
stuff
> > you
> > >found.
> > >
> > >Compressed air - again for dust.
> > >
> > >A sticky roller especially manufactured for film cleaning.
> > >
> > >I guess, for your situation, I would try the PEC-12 if available or the
> > >Kodak or other film cleaner if not.
> > >
> > >Maris
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Ezio" <ezio@iname.com>
> > >To: "Film Scanners News Group" <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> > >Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 4:24 AM
> > >Subject: filmscanners: To clean/wash old negatives on glass ?
> > >
> > >
> > >| Dears, after many months of 0 activity on digital photography
> > ... I have
> > >| started again and hence here I am to bother you all ... I beg your
> > pardon,
> > >| but I need your valuable help and advices.
> > >|
> > >| I have found some negatives (B/W) on glass 4'x6' (inches) and
> > I am trying
> > >to
> > >| scan them using a flatbed HP 6200 and Vuescan 7.0 .
> > >| The very first problem I have found is that the negatives are
> > particularly
> > >| DIRTY , spots, shadows of liquids (humidity condensed ? ) etc. ...
> > >| SO ! how do you suggest to clean/wash them ?
> > >|
> > >| May I use some chemical products I have at home to clean/wash
> > the windows
> > >?
> > >| ... alcool , and some other shining chemicals + soft paper ?
> > >| OR should I try to used distilled water only ?
> > >|
> > >| I want to avoid to waste these old glasses .... they are
> > family portraits
> > >| and I am sentimentally involved with this stuff.
> > >|
> > >| My goal is to print them after having scanned and worked with PS.
> > >|
> > >| Sincerely.
> > >|
> > >| Ezio
> > >|
> > >| www.lucenti.com  e-photography site
> > >|
> > >|
> > >|
> > >
> > >
> >
>




 




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