I use the manual bulb-type air blower and a good and very soft painting
brush with good results. I always inspect the negatives and slides with a
Rodenstock magnifying glass and a lightning box, both before cleaning and
just before inserting the feeder in the scanner. Afer adopting this
procedure, the number of rescans due to dust is much lower.
I never tried PEC-12 fluid because I never found it. Anybody knows where I
can find it (or a similar product) in Europe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maris V. Lidaka, Sr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, 22 October, 2001 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Preparing to scan old slides
| Compressed air is good (but check the label and be sure no chemicals are
coming out with the air - some have recommended a manual bulb-type air
blower), and if needs be PEC-12 fluid applied sparingly with PEC pads.
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Jack Whelan" <email@example.com>
| To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 9:07 PM
| Subject: filmscanners: Preparing to scan old slides
| | I have several trays of 35mm slides that I want to scan. Some of these
| | slides are still in the carousel where they were placed 25+ years ago.
| | doubt there is dust. Any advice on how to minimize the dust? Use a
| | cleaner? Compressed air? Thanks in advance.
| | Jack
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