Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
It's fine to leave the film on the reel, in fact it's safer.

However in this case the OP needs to used de-ionised or distilled water for the final rinses, it's a glaring hard water issue.

BTW Rick alcohol is great for drying film but if you bathe in 3-4 baths each with higher alcohol content the last 98%+ the film dries two minutes later Getting that grade alcohol is the issue though

Ian

Ian, I am using distilled water and photo flo for the final rinse. I think I just may have been using too much photo-flo and it ran down the film and accumulated on the final frame. Is there a household acetic acid I can pick up at a local store to soak it in? I can't tell which side of the film it's on, like I said it appears to be IN the film