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

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    Never a squeegee. Photoflow and a wrung out sponge from both sides of the neg simultaneously while the neg hangs from clips.

    Mainly to keep the floor drier.

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    The poll should have been divided into using PhotoFlo or an equivalent and then squeegee or no squeegee. Followed by not using PhotoFlo or an equivalent and then squeegee or no squeegee.

    Without that distinction, the results look like film that was not in hypo long enough to clear the negative.

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    Nope, don't let nuffink near my moist emulsion! Film gets a final wash in RO water, then straight in to the drying cabinet.
    Steve

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    [QUOTE]Photoflow and a wrung out sponge from both sides of the neg simultaneously while the neg hangs from clips.
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    Isn't this the same as squeegeeing? Just a thought.

    I have always squeegeed my film with a pre-moistened sponge squeegee (Yankee)after using Photo-Flo for 2 minutes. I have yet (40 years) to get any scratches from the sponge. I do soak the sponge squeegee for 10-15 minutes first. I tried the rubber bladed kind once for only 1 roll, threw that piece'o'crap in the trash. I do use a hardening fixer. My film dries faster and cleaner.

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    I used to but I finally figured out how photoflo works
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    I squeege roll film with fingers wet with fotoflo to remove the suds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyB View Post
    ......I have always squeegeed my film with a pre-moistened sponge squeegee (Yankee)after using Photo-Flo for 2 minutes. I have yet (40 years) to get any scratches from the sponge. I do soak the sponge squeegee for 10-15 minutes first....... I do use a hardening fixer. My film dries faster and cleaner.
    Exactly my procedure. Let the sponge touch very lightly the film.

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    Never.
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    Tried once, that was enough.

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    Guess how I found out why you shouldn't squeegee a film? All that's needed is a small amount of care at final rinse stage, and the last rinse to be purified or distilled water. I never throw negs away, even unprintable ones, so I still have a reminder in my 1970s file, with a stonking great tramline, to remind me of my folly as a tyro. I think it's good evidence that just taking care of the water quality in the final rinse is what counts, that I live in a very hard water area, where kettles and coffee makers need regular de-scaling, yet my negs never have stains or drying marks. I do give the film a good final shake (in the reel), and although on the odd occasion where I haven't used a few drops of wetting agent the film has still been fine on drying, I do normally use wetting agent. Almost through supersition.
    Alex

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