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Tony Milman
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1336
From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted December 21, 2003 06:18 AM      Profile for Tony Milman   Author's Homepage   Email Tony Milman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 


[ December 24, 2003, 10:38 AM: Message edited by: Tony Milman ]

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Kevin Faulkner
Film God

Posts: 4071
From: Essex UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted December 21, 2003 09:53 AM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tony,
I will put the question to Phil at CHS tomorrow as I agree with you on this one. It used to smell of White Spirit but this batch smells different and a little more unpleasent. [Frown] Kev.

[ December 21, 2003, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: Kevin Faulkner ]

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GS1200 Xenon with Elmo 1.0...great combo along with a 16-CL Xenon for that super bright white light.

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Tim Christian
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 219
From: Norfolk, UK
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted December 22, 2003 06:37 AM      Profile for Tim Christian   Author's Homepage   Email Tim Christian   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I came across this in the Kodak Photo-amateur Pocketbook for 1965:
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ANTI-SCRATCH SOLUTION

Water 20 ounces 500 c.cm.
ChloralHyrdrate 2 ounces 50 grams
Gelatin 1/2 ounce 12-5 grams

Dissolve the chloral hydrate first. Allow the gelatin to swell in the cold, then warm the solution on a water bath and stir until all the gelatin is dissolved.
Do not warm beyond 140 F. (60 C.).

This solution is applied to the film at room temperature, and allowed to dry. It coats the surface with a thin layer of gelatin, which in effect fills in the scratches and makes them invisible.

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It is a treatment for negatives, but would be suitable for movie film. The only problem is that it would take forever to dry.

Getting the chloral hydrate might be difficult in these safety-conscious times.

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