All above valuable advise, dry reels the absolutely most important thing.

Another thing, make sure your hands are dry.....silly point?, no its not, the film surface ( any film ) will easily take on moisture, keep a lint free cloth handy, when l started out processing a loooong time ago and when training other people they were a little nervous / anxious when loading onto Paterson reels, and if you are then you perspire.

I really do not know if people wera cotton gloves? I never have as you need to 'feel'.

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