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    Cleaning colour trannys

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    Just wondering if anyone has had experience with cleaning colour transparencys??

    I got some slides in plastic sleeves ready for scanning, and i put sticky dots on the plastic over the frames i want to get scanned. Admittedly they have been there for a while. Problem is, ive just noticed some of the adhesive or woteva has managed to get through the plastic sleeve and onto the film surface (NO IDEA HOW!!!)

    Now, when i hold the tranny up to the light, or on lighttable i cant really see the round residue mark, its only when i hold the film flat and look at it from an angle i can see the faint round marks left by those stupid dots!!!!

    Im wondering if the scanner (imacon) will pick it up or not?.. and if so how i would go about removing it!!!
    It doesnt look like it would take much to get it off, but i am unsure as to what to use

    THanks

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    I would think that Methylated spirit (or absolute alcohol) would dissolve away the glue without damaging the trannies.

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    Hrmm possibly but sounds a lil dodgy...
    maybe acetone? haha

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    I've used a product called PEC-12 on one of my 8x10 slides for a stain that I don't recall how it got there (on the emulsion side), but the PEC-12 took it off with a little patience on my part. It's an archival photographic emulsion cleaner (this is what it says on the bottle).
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    Pec 12 is what I used as well. Don't spray direstly onto the film. Spray on a soft cloth. A little goes a long way. It can leave residue otherwise. Also use Pec 12 in a well vented area and don't bent down to closely. You can get a reakky nice "High" from the fumes. When I was in a lab I used Pec 12 then ran the film through the last three tanks of water and washing aid. Then dry them. I would get a really clean trans then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert8x10
    Pec 12 is what I used as well. Don't spray direstly onto the film. Spray on a soft cloth. A little goes a long way. It can leave residue otherwise. Also use Pec 12 in a well vented area and don't bent down to closely. You can get a reakky nice "High" from the fumes. When I was in a lab I used Pec 12 then ran the film through the last three tanks of water and washing aid. Then dry them. I would get a really clean trans then.
    That is what I use as well. I believe you can get it from Light Impressions, although I buy it locally.
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    The name escapes me, but we used to sell a product when I worked in the photo shop that was made by Omega-Satter, that was designed to clean emulsions on film, worked very good, could really make ya high if you were doing it in an enclosed area!!

    But it worked very good with no ill effects on the slides.

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