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    Adorama will actually ship the Edwal film cleaner:

    http://www.adorama.com/Search-Result...film%20cleaner

    Calumet will ship the pec 12:

    http://www.calumetphoto.com/ctl?ac.u...h&query=pec-12
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    For quick cleaning of a negative, I dip a Q-tip in Edwal's negative cleaner and run it back and forth over the negative's surfaces; then I inspect the negative with my 6x Schneider loupe. If the loupe inspection still shows a previously visible artifact (especially on decades-old negatives), I again rub the negative with the Q-tip.

    To get an artifact off of a negative another way, I mix a bit of Photo-flo in 75 degree water, dunk the negative in that a few times, and rub both sides of the negative with clean fingers until the artifact loosens. Then I rinse the negative and hang it on a clothes pin in my darkroom to dry. (I always process my just-exposed negatives in Microdol-X at 75 degrees, so that temperature is safe.)

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    Any guesses as to what these negative cleaning solutions consist of?

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    I use a micro-fibre cloth or a Q-tip with a little lighter fluid to wipe off the stubborn schmutz that won't come off with compressed air. I put the neg in the holder before I clean it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
    Any guesses as to what these negative cleaning solutions consist of?
    Tetrachloroethylene is a commonly used chemical in these cleaners. You should avoid skin contact, have good ventilation and use sparingly. A 4 oz bottle goes a long ways. It is not particularly dangerous to use if you follow appropriate precautions.

    Bob
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