20 year old BW negatives with fungus...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by kik, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. kik

    kik

    I have 20 year old black and white negatives with fungus, i need advice, Thank you very
    much.
     
  2. jtk

    jtk

    Might not be fungus, might be oxidation...in any case, I've cleaned a bunch of HUNDRED year old negatives the old-fashioned way: soak in warm water with a couple of drops of photoflo per 16oz/500cc, then squeegee with wet fingers. Amazing how much whatever-it-is flows off, and how much better the old negs look. Might work for you. Give it a try with negs that aren't critical. Won't hurt.
     
  3. Dunk in 70 % isopropyl alcohol for a couple of minutes, then allow to dry (which will only take a few moments).
     

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