mission impossible??

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Zulu2, May 6, 2010.

  1. Zulu2

    Zulu2 TPF Noob!

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    I have some b&w negatives from the 70's of bob dylan and joan biaz at the "warehouse" in new orleans that were flooded. 2 weeks in the water and they have a "film" (no pun) on the emulsion side. they won't print as is but I was hoping someone may have a technique to offer for cleaning or a business that takes care of that kind of stuff.

    any help is, as usual, greatly appreciated.

    Joe
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    I would just try to soak them in water for starters. Rubbing them very gently after making sure there is nothing gritty on the film that could scratch it.

    Hopefully the "film" on the film is just some kind of dirt from nasty water rather than due to a chemical...

    Good luck. Those are definitely worth saving.
     
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    I would try commercial film cleaners first. Freestyle has several.
     
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    Just soak em in plain water, do not rub em at all. Then before hanging em up, rinse in photoflo solution to keep em streak free.
     

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