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    fungus or ? on 35mm slides

    hey there

    i bumped into someone recently who was asking me
    if there was a way to clean slides ...
    he seems to have some sort of fungus or something
    on hundreds of slides that he shot and had in cold storage ....

    he tried "slide / film cleaner " sold at the local photo store
    and it did nothing.

    any suggestions ?

    he and i thank you in advance !
    - john

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    Scan with Digital ICE3 is about the best choice.

    The fungus literally eats the emulsion.

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    thanks john!

    i also got a PM and it was suggested that he can might be able to use lighter fluid ...
    he said it was only 1 batch of slides that got fungus'd
    the others that were stored the same way in the same place are just fine ...
    i guess fungi was particular about subject matter

    he was thankful for your "helps" ...
    john

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    Museums and libraries sometimes use a solution called PEC-12 to clean negatives.

    http://www.hollingermetaledge.com/mo...ept=21&cat=811

    It might not always work but, if done carefully, it won't do any more damage than has already been done.
    Randy S.

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