From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2017
posted January 20, 2019 04:59 PM
Hello, I decided to give one of my odd reels of 16mm colour film a clean with Filmguard that I had ordered from the states.
I used a small amount on some pec pads and wound the film through the folded pec pad. After a hundred feet or so I turned the pec pad around but however I noticed there was colour on the pad. Mainly blues and magentas.
My question is does Filmguard "strip" colour from the film and if not where did the blue and magenta come from? Or is this normal?
posted January 21, 2019 06:58 AM
I've used filmguard for years now but it's never striped any colours off, i have had the odd one or two second hand films where i little colour came away but i put it down to a very dirty print. A second clean resulted in no colour on the pad.
From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004
posted January 21, 2019 01:17 PM
The reds remind me of red china marker residue I found on a print some years ago. If you inspect the film and it has no residue on it, and if you run the print through the cleaning cloth with Filmguard and you don't get anymore colors, I would not be concerned in the slightest.
From: Berlin, Germany
Registered: Jan 2010
posted January 22, 2019 05:36 AM
It also happened to me with Super-8-prints. The tissue was blue and the material revealed greasy blue and red traces on the screen. But the colours on the film itself didnít change.
posted January 22, 2019 07:24 PM
I've had some top-layer magenta rub off when using FilmGuard. That print had a tiny bit of heat damage, plus lots of showing wear, so the color on the cloth was no surprise. The solution is going to wash away anything not secured to the film base, which normally is a good thing. There's a LOT of color dye in your film if it's normal, and a little color on the cloth won't be a perceptible loss to the eye - by a long shot.