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Old July 19th 11, 11:29 PM
rcurryastro rcurryastro is offline
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Default Cleaning slides

I have a large number of slides that I intend to scan into my computer in the near future. For the most part, these slides were not in protective sleeves and some were loose in boxes out in the air.

Can anyone give me a suggestion for a way to clean off the surface dust that will do the least damage to the slide?

Thanks in advance.

Roger in Jacksonville, FL
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Old July 19th 11, 11:37 PM
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Please disregard, the helpful software on this board led me to previous posts on the topic and they are sufficient.

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Old July 20th 11, 06:48 PM posted to rec.photo.darkroom
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Default Cleaning slides

rcurryastro wrote:
I have a large number of slides that I intend to scan into my computer
in the near future. For the most part, these slides were not in
protective sleeves and some were loose in boxes out in the air.

Can anyone give me a suggestion for a way to clean off the surface dust
that will do the least damage to the slide?

Thanks in advance.

Roger in Jacksonville, FL




I have not had this problem, but if I did, I would use my Zone VI high
voltage electrozapper brush that I use for cleaning negatives before I
print them.

It is a brush with a wood handle and a metal ferrule to hold the
bristles to the handle. It also has a neon sign transformer that puts
out 5000 volts or so. The ground side of the transformer goes to the
metal ferrule and the high voltage side goes to a needle just above the
bristles. The high voltage sets up a corona that discharges the charge
of the dust or the film, and the bristles then just push the dust away.


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Old September 5th 11, 10:46 PM posted to rec.photo.darkroom
Ricardo Villegas
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Default Cleaning slides

Does the film cleaner remove fingerprints?

"darkroommike" wrote in message
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On Jul 19, 5:29 pm, rcurryastro
wrote:
I have a large number of slides that I intend to scan into my computer
in the near future. For the most part, these slides were not in
protective sleeves and some were loose in boxes out in the air.

Can anyone give me a suggestion for a way to clean off the surface dust
that will do the least damage to the slide?

Thanks in advance.

Roger in Jacksonville, FL

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Canned air first, a puff or two per side, then, brush with a anti-
static brush. For the worst situations, you will need to clean the
slide with a product like Edwal film cleaner, PEC-12, or Kodak Film
Cleaner (if you are lucky enough to still have some), I use a cotton
swab for this. If your scanner has I.C.E. that will help on most
slides but turn it off when scanning Kodachrome.


 




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