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"PEC" is what I use..claims to be safe and archival for cleaning all films....Available at any well-stocked photo store..a 4oz bottle goes for about $11.00 and lasts a long time.. Eddie wiseman ----- Original Message ----- From: "byard pidgeon" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 1:06 AM Subject: Re: Cleaning slides > If the slide sheets are vinyl, throw them out...eventually (if not already) > they will damage your slides. > Replace with polypropylene or polyethylene or polyester. > > The droplets could be from humidity, combined with exudates from slide > sheets and possibly mounts as well, which would account for not evaporating. > > Try to find the least toxic film cleaner to use on these...people used > carbon tet years ago, but it's not good for you at all. Not sure what's > currently available, but I think Kodak Film Cleaner is still around and > effective. > > on 03/21/2002 04:29 PM, David J. Bookbinder at email@example.com > wrote: > > > I have several sheets of 35mm Ektachrome slides I recently unearthed after > > more than twenty years of storage in plastic sleeves (themselves stored in a > > sealed cardboard box, along with a lot of prints and negatives). Almost all > > of the slides are covered, on the emulsion side, with dozens of small > > droplets of liquid. At first I thought this was water, perhaps from humidity > > which managed to penetrate the box during a basement flood a couple of years > > ago, but as these droplets don't seem to evaporate when the slides are > > exposed to air I'm wondering if they are some kind of exudate from the > > sleeves themselves. > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.