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  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Been having problem with photo flow streaking do I need to water is down more? The good thing is that the streaks do not seem to be showing up went scanning.
     
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    The photo flo is streaking - as in, leaving visible marks on the film? Are you sure it's the photo flo that is the culprit?
     
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    You are probably correct. You need very little Photoflo prior to drying. I use just a couple of drops in say 2 cups of water.
     
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    I shake the bottle then drop the empty cap into the water.
     
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    Do you squeegee the film off before drying? My professor recommended using two fingers instead of an actual squeegee, and just running them down the film to remove the excess photoflo. It's worked great for me.
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well can’t be absolutely sure but seem likely the culprit. I only C’s in science. ;)


    I’m using about half a tablet spoon in a small soup bowl, so go way less next time.


    Yes, I hang them up and then use my fingers
     
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    wet your fingers with water containing photoflo or that will streak from the body oil...
     
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    try to grease your negative w/nose grease...gross..but it works will cause the streaks good be scratches...maybe?

    unless it could also be old bad developer, stop bath or bad fixer.

    hopefully that might help some.
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    The one hour lab i used to use did that. The woman who managed it was the printer from my old prolab. She was a trip.
     
  10. Jeff Canes

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    i'll try that the next time too
     
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    Does your bottle say "Photo Flo 200" ? That means 1 part photo flo to 200 parts water. You can also get Photo Flo 600.
     
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    Hey "mysteryscribe" You'll have to be less clumsy !!!:lol:
     

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