Thanks for all the quick responses! The scratch is actually on the emulsion side, even though it prints white, for which I cannot figure out the reason. I looked for a good amount of time on the other side for the scratch when i first noticed it and saw nothing. When I flipped over the negative, there it was plain as day. I'll try the nosegrease thing this evening when I get home. Then if anything obviously comes up on the print I'll try my hand at spotting again. One question though about the nose grease technique...do I use my finger to appy the oil or a fine brush, seeing as how the scratch is on a 35mm negative and even my pinky covers half of the shot? Thanks again!