Negative Cleaning

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  1. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    What do you use to clean negatives? I had a horrible dust problem tonight. I would brush and brush and brush, but I still ended up with white spots. The dust won't die!
     
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    motcon TPF Noob!

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    here's the process i use:

    - i first brush with anti-static brush
    - hit each side with a dust spray
    - use a lint free cloth if any stubborn particles remain
    - place in negative carrier and curse quietly if i missed any
     
  3. enigma

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    yep.... sounds about right to me. seems to work. I used to be lazy and not clean them.... not a good idea. dust, hairs, other.... look very bad on prints.
     
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    ~rosey~ TPF Noob!

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    i use some special ilford neg cleaning chemicals (i'd give you the name but i cant remember) and neg cleaning tissues. neg holders are a must if you want to keep your negs clean. it all seems to work alright, but my major problem is scrathes, i guess im just not careful enough when enlarging!! :?
     
  5. oriecat

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    I hate scratches too. Even worse since you know it's your own fault. :cry:
     

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