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#1 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:32 AM

I remember back in college we used a specific solution to clean our 16mm work prints after having shuttled them back and forth through the Moviola. I've been looking around for something like that for months but haven't been able to find it.

Does anyone have any ideas for substitutes? I've been told that plain alcohol will do the trick without damaging the print...

Thanks in advance for any help.
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#2 Charlie Peich

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

I remember back in college we used a specific solution to clean our 16mm work prints after having shuttled them back and forth through the Moviola. I've been looking around for something like that for months but haven't been able to find it.



Check out this site 16mmfilmtalk or go to UrbanskiFilm .

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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:00 PM

I remember back in college we used a specific solution to clean our 16mm work prints after having shuttled them back and forth through the Moviola. I've been looking around for something like that for months but haven't been able to find it.


It was probably perchloroethylene AKA PERC.
It's the same stuff used for dry cleaning.

It can also be used for cementing plastic models together.

Damn nasty stuff.
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#4 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:21 AM

You could try PTR rollers from kodak. I'm going to order some next week to clean films-
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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

Thanks, guys.
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#6 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:32 PM

Thanks, guys.

I'd suggest using a cleaner with a lubricant in it. Edwals film cleaner is available in north america. So are a few products from Urbanski. Urbanski now has a product that can be posted internationally too - Solvon. It is a cleaner/lubricant ideal for applying with wind arms and a piece of velvet. That is what I use for the purpose you have described.
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