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    Yes soak these and cut the sleeves to get the negs out after a good soak. Do not pull the negatives out of the sleeves. Actually cut the sleeves to facilitate the water getting into them so they will separate. Sorry to hear about this!! (note to self, don't drink coke around negatives)

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    Ahh this is going to be such a chore... This happened to hundreds of 35mm frames, about 75 4x5s and 14 8x10s... 2 years of work...
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    I just tried on a strip of negatives that was already partially ruined... I've been waiting several weeks for them to dry now, and the emulsions are so saturated that any movement of the plastic at all, lifting, will remove the emulsion.
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    Ouch!! Sorry to hear about this... I know it will be a chore, but now you are in damage control. Save what you can and cut the negs out of the sleeves. I had to do that some weeks back after my laundry room dumped water from the floor above into my darkroom! Granted, not as many negs as you, but enough to be a PITA!!! CUtting the negs out is theonly way to go without risking damaging your negs. Clothes pins and photoflo are now your best friends. I would string out some string across a room somehow and create a large drying line, or 2, or 3!! What you need is SPACE, lots of it if you can manage it so you can just start washing and photo-flo-ing and hanging to dry. It's tedious, but can be done. Good luck. I fear that some negs may already be too long in the water and the emulsion is breaking down. Let us know how it all goes.
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    I had some chromes, and now they are totally fucked. So is all my c-41 work... Most of my sheets have started breaking down around the edges.

    FYI, the 4x5 TXP320 is holding up WAY better than the 4x5 TMX-100 and 135 Foma 400

    Unfortunately I had just started a new box of the TXP so most is TMX...
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    Looking closer at the color, I much of the Gold 200 I shot is still usable, The Velvia seems to have held up ok, both E6 and Xproed, and The Ektachrome... The Ektachrome has turned red and raped itself...

    The Caffenol Negs have been completly brewed.

    Tri-x 400 is reasonable, many seem to be fine... Knock on wood.
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    In short, it's not a total loss, but there is a lot that has been destroyed.
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    I lost a lot of negs to a basement flood once. I was away at school and my parents had moved to a new house and hadn't yet discovered that they had a flooding problem in the basement. I culled out the most important negs and washed them carefully and managed to save a good deal of what was important to me at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    No choice do as David says.

    Now Red wine you can get away with as it's not sugar laden that's experience 3 days ago

    Ian

    Cut the sleeves if necessary to get them off. They're worthless compared to your negatives. And do it under water so the emulsion doesn't stick to the sleeves (if they're wet / sticky and not obviously removable dry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    No choice do as David says.

    Now Red wine you can get away with as it's not sugar laden that's experience 3 days ago

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    Another good reason to drink wine, not pop, in the darkroom!
    As someone above said, carefully cut the sleeves - don't drag the negatives out. Wet film is delicate!
    Bruce

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    Oops, Kodak just did!


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