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

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    Try paper towels, folded over and wrapped around the film. It seriously works.
    f/22 and be there.

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    I can tell you what NOT to wipe your negatives with: The Sham-Wow. You'll be saying "Sham-Dammit". Or worse. Little blue fibers everywhere....

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    I used to use a sqeegee on my negatives till I lost it, now I just use my fingers.

    Jeff

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    Donkey's years back I bought a couple of those "photographic" sponges from a mail order place. I've used them ever since on roll film. Soaked and squeezed out, they're kept in a ziploc bag and taken out only when I hang the film. If I do more than one run the sponges go back in the ziploc until needed. I'll regularly run them in the washing machine, (by themselves) and give it an additional rinse cycle. Never had any scratching problems - although I have only ever printed with colour heads. If I were using condenser heads I may be silent on the matter!! For 4x5, I hang them by the corners and leave them - every so often I'll dab off the droplet on the lower corner.

    BetterSense has a good idea - but you gotta use "Bounty" - very adsorbent and no lint.

    Bob H
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
    Try paper towels, folded over and wrapped around the film. It seriously works.
    I would think that paper towels are made from wood fibers and subject the negatives to scratches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Ditto to what Vaughn said (for roll film only).
    Yup. Rolls film. Wetting agent. Fingers wet in the tank of wetting agent, for no particular reason. Negs dry clean; without scratches.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Photo-Flo does it for me.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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