Source for film aprons?

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  1. largely

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    I'm returning to the darkroom after a 20 year hiatus and I find my artritic old hands aren't able to load reels anymore. (never was very good at it) I've been using the plastic aprons (like the ones that came in old Kodak tanks) but I'm down to one undamaged one and I can't seem to locate any more.
    Anyone know of a source for these? Need some for 35mm.
    thanks in advance.

    Larry
     
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    try freestyle ; i thought i saw some listed there
     
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    Check out your local auto parts store. And if you in the eastern half of the country, make sure it's Fisher, Manlove, Blankenship or Motor (Federated Auto Parts). We can order aprons that would easily stand up to a darkroom. Oh, and Freestyle has them too.
     
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    folks,

    he is referring to a different type of apron. these are not worn, they are used in a developing tank for film. Long plastic strips with deckled edges that allow the chemistry to flow freely.
     
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    Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yeah, those. We keep'em next to the spark plugs (;p)
     
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    yep that would be them LOL
     
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    Quit laughin. Not funny. (pouts. snot drip)
     
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    i have stopped, so you can forgot the pout

    ( i am just a lot older than you and have been doing this for a loooooooooooong time)
     
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    I tried Freestyle and found that they only have them for 120. Their manufacturer won't make them for 35mm any longer.
    Plastic reels are a little easier but still a problem due to arthritis.
    I used the aprons for many years with great result. I guess the hunt will continue.
    Thanks to all who tried to help.

    Larry
     

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