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#1 Keneu Luca

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:54 PM

I bought some 16mm trailers and countdown timers off ebay. Some of it has adhesive tape residue. Looks like from masking tape, possibly.

Any suggestions on cleaning it off? General film cleaning solutions?

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#2 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:30 AM

I bought some 16mm trailers and countdown timers off ebay. Some of it has adhesive tape residue. Looks like from masking tape, possibly.

Any suggestions on cleaning it off? General film cleaning solutions?

Thank you

I would use Perklone and wipe the film very gently. I am not sure what the availability of Perklone is in the US. It is available in the UK and used in ultrasonic cleaning machines and wet-printers. You should make sure you carry out this task in a well ventilated area.


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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

I would use Perklone and wipe the film very gently. I am not sure what the availability of Perklone is in the US. It is available in the UK and used in ultrasonic cleaning machines and wet-printers. You should make sure you carry out this task in a well ventilated area.


Usually called PERC over here, perchloroethylene. It's also called dry cleaning fluid.

It'll dissolve latex gloves and suck the oils out of your fingers.
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#4 Keith Walters

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

I bought some 16mm trailers and countdown timers off ebay. Some of it has adhesive tape residue. Looks like from masking tape, possibly.

Any suggestions on cleaning it off? General film cleaning solutions?

Thank you

Generally, natural aromatic oils such as peppermint or eucalyptus are good for getting adhesive residues off plastic without damaging it.
They're also non-toxic.
I've found it very successful for getting paper stickers off plastic A-V equipment and the like. After the adhesive is removed, the plastic normally polishes up again without leaving a mark.

I don't know if the same applies to film, but you could try it on a waste piece.

Orange terpenes (extracted from orange peel) are also now widely used as an environmentally friendly non-toxic solvent.
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:34 PM

There's not adhesive residue on ALL of it, is there? Just discard the bit that had tape on it.
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