Rusty Lines on print

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Scott McFadden, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Scott McFadden

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    Any body got any ideas how to remove rust line left over by my now thrown away drying rack due to its bad rubber coating ?
    I have a sneaking suspicion that its just not worth fixing but I'd prefer to try anyway as I would prefer any extra ideas on cleaning the prints other than by bathing in water.
     
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    You can try white spirit or pure alchahol. Gently rub it on the mark in one direction only using a soft lint free cloth or a chamois leather. The solution will certainly not damage the print in any way, I have cleaned marks from prints using this method but not the sort you describe, that seems similar to a rust mark. The problem I think you have is that the mark will be dried into the emulsion if it is there as a result of a damaged drying rack.
     
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    thanks a lot for the info.
     
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    tried the idea but alas you were too right about the set into the print part.