Dirty slides

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by SteveD, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. SteveD

    SteveD TPF Noob!

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    Whats the best way to clean color slides? Been scanning some of my old stuff but just compressed air aint cutting it.

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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What is on the slides ?

    Dust ?
    Smudge, finger prints ?
    Crud ?
     
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    A compressed air spray from The Source gets rid of dust.

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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I found the best way was to use equipment that did it. I have a veeeeeeeeeeeery old Nikon CoolScan.... 4000ED I think it was. It did a fricken AMAZING job with negatives. Ignored dust, scratches, you name it.

    Now that was like a $1000 scanner back in the day, but we're literally talking about 8 years ago now... I have to believe you can get that scanner (or better) for chump change nowadays.
     
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    They just seem to have some kind of crud on them. Canned air does not blow it off. My Nikon Coolscan V does a good job eliminating most of it but not all. I do have an E6 developing kit. Would soaking them in the stabilizing solution and then rinsing work?
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Freestyle sells several film cleaning solutions
     
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    Back in the college darkroom we had a bottle of "film cleaner" - just took an old microfiber cloth to the bottle and then rubbed the cloth over the film - that'll probably do the trick for you. I believe Freestyle sells that stuff.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Will try to find some freestyle cleaner when I go to the states. Thanks again!

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