From: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Registered: Nov 2016
posted November 13, 2016 08:07 PM
What is the best way of clean your film? Is there a better solution that other ones. I have the film-craft professional rags. They are a little dirty. When do you know when to replace them. Your expertise in this is deeply appreciated.
Someone once told me to use Isopopal alcohol. Does that sound right? Just usingt he rags now.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted November 14, 2016 02:56 AM
I use Isopropyl Alcohol with a clean lint free cloth gently soaked and folded over the film which is slowly moved between spools on a rewind. Slowly to allow liquid to dry on the film surface before its next turn on the spool.
The cloth should be inspected at regular intervals and re-soaked on a clean part of the cloth and reapplied over the film.
From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted November 14, 2016 05:02 AM
I'm inclined to go for a good film cleaner which helps to lubricate the film, but I'm not one for doing it too often or at all if the film really doesn't need it. I cleaned one (which had a protective coating applied) and it made holes in the coating and spread the dirt down the film which then became impossible to remove. I'm much more careful now before doing what I did without even thinking before.
From: Saffron walden.united kingdom
Registered: Jun 2014
posted November 14, 2016 12:00 PM
I always use a good film cleaner- film guard etc ,and a cloth similar to that used to clean glasses very cheap to buy on line i always throw the cloth away after cleaning a film ,and you might want to get some disposable gloves as well ,just the way i do it . also like dave says only clean films that realy need it .
posted November 14, 2016 09:17 PM
I use Filmguard with cheap as chips Micro fibre cloths. 4 for a pound sometimes at poundland shops. They work perfectly well ive found with zero drawbacks. You can use every bit of the cloths front and back before disposing them, cleaning dozens of films ive found, to a very high standard.☺
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