Originally Posted by tron_
I also have an Epson V500 and usually I will just wipe the scanner bed with an eyeglass cloth and blow the negatives off (careful not to spit on your negatives haha).
Managed to spit on the scanner glass already today Glad im making all the mistakes now though and not in the future.
Thanks for everyones helpful responses. Amazed at how many people jump in to help here! Really cool