I own an 80 year old 11x14 Eastman View camera. It went unused in someone's basement for a while, and while the bellows are light tight, they aren't black on the inside. They are a dark gray, about two stops below my gray card. There is also some mildew spotting, but no active infection.
Question: Do people paint, ink, stain, wash, or otherwise blacken the innards of bellows? Wouldn't dark, inky bellows cut down on flair? Is there a wrong way to achieve blackness?
My negatives show acceptable contrast and no increase in fog, but I'm only trying for absolute perfection |: -)