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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Osgood View Post
    I squeege roll film with fingers wet with fotoflo to remove the suds.
    In my experience, if you're getting that much "suds" on the film, you're using too much photoflo and that can cause problems as well. A couple drops will break surface tension and is enough IMO.

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    I tried a squeegee once-- it scratched the crap outta my negs!! I've never used one since, except on prints. Photo-flo and distilled water is sufficient, and never use anything INCLUDING fingers to wipe water from negs-PERIOD.
    Rick

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    Used one, a long time ago.
    After that I use(d) a shammy, works better for me.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by billschwab View Post
    In my experience, if you're getting that much "suds" on the film, you're using too much photoflo and that can cause problems as well. A couple drops will break surface tension and is enough IMO.
    Very good point, thank you.

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    After reading posting after posting about the glories of squeegeeing in APUG, I thought that I was alone in the drip-dry section. Where have all of you been?

    What do I base my option on? Merely 50 years in photography, but what do I know?

    Steve
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I can only guess that with some reporting good results with removing excess liquid off of a negative and others who have had bad results, that it may be because of one or more of the following:

    1. Film has no hardener
    2. Fix has no hardener
    3. Operator used to much pressure
    4. Operator used contaminated squeegee


    For what its worth:
    I use Kodak and Ilford almost exclusively
    I probably used Kodak Fix w hardener, although I also used Ilford fix with no hardener with same results, that is, no problems.
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    Never for me.

    R.O water for the whole process and a final soak in R.O water plus Isopropyl alcohol.

    Stoo
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    Thank you thank you guys - I ditched my squeegee after reading this thread and voila, no more tramlines!! w00t

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    I make a "pad" of a cotton graphic arts material called "Webril", soak it in P-flo, dry it off as much as possible, rolling the side of a SS tank over it against a clean surface, then gently swab the roll of film once, end to end, each side. Nothing on sheet film.

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    The Squeegee manufacturers and sellers of the world must be demoralized. I better stock up know. :rolleyes:
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