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View Poll Results: Do you use a Sqeegee on your negs?

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    The poll says "negs."

    It didn't originally. I use my fingers to do a light squeegee, never had any problems.
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    I selected yes, but don't actually use a squeegee. I just use my fingers and run it over the film lightly twice. This works well.

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    photoflow seems to be enough to keep water spots off my film. No need for a squeegee

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    I have used my fingers, photo sponges and the Jobo multi-blade squeegee, with is the best. I dip it in the photo flow then give it a sharp shake to get the excess off and then use it gently on the negatives. Never had a scratch problem. Of course, keep it clean. Film dries spontless. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Same here...though I take a paper towel and dab off the big drip in the lower corner of sheet film a few times to speed drying.

    How many of us see-saw roll film in the photo-flo? Old habits die hard! (Plus I never get photo-flo on my SS reels this way!)

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    Vaughn what is the problem with foto flo on reel. I keep film on SS reel with photo flo no sqeege.Use to see-saw but stopped.clumsy fingers.

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    I find that my film always gets water spots not matter what I do if I attempt to speed drying in any way (including using a squeegee). If I simply dip them in wetting agent and then hang them as is, and nothing else, I get clean negatives every single time.

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    Used my fingers for several years with no problem, then I tried a squegee, scratched the film and went back to my fingers again.

    With sheet film I just let the negatives hang.

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    Either with my fingers (roll film), Squegee for 35mm, or hang to dry for 4x5.

    The water in belgium is very hard, so I can't risk not squeegeeing...and the sprokets on 35mm seem to act like magnets!
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    Water where I am at is horrible so I squeegee just the base side not the emulsion side as I find I get drying marks with regular water and distilled water as the final bath regardless of whether photoflo was used otherwise.
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    NEVER! Not a squeegee OR fingers. A touch of Photoflo and a good drying cabinet is all that is needed. Anything else is just asking for problems IMO. Water has always been good where I've worked, so that is not a factor.

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