HELP!! how to clean fungus from slides!!


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help help!! fungus has invaded my precious volumes of slides!! :cry:
Anyone has idea how to clean them???

Also, would it be possible to scan the slides and remove the fungus by Photoshop??

Any suggestions is much appreciated!! thanks!!
 

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You can try to use some cotton with vinegar ,the point is that if the fungus is made by your finger prints they will clean , if the slides got fungus by high lamp tempratures , you will nor see any diference .
 

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what u mean by finger print and high lamp temperature???
fungus not cause by dampness meh??
please enlighten.
can use the vinegar to clean both sides of the slide? i believe one side of the slide has all the emulsion... what if i rub away my picture???:confused:
 

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1. Get a Nikon Coolscan 4000ED, turn on ICE and scan the thing. Then output it back to slides. :devil:

2. Kodak used to have a product called "Film Cleaner", it's sort of alcohol-based solution for cleaning film of oil and fingerprints. It might help, though I am not sure if it's still available for sale. Last saw in Ruby Photo 15 years ago.

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To avoid fungus attack keep slides
in dryfit cabinet or in cool dry places.
Handle slides with hand gloves.

Have tried the Perma film preserver sold
by Ruby Photo a couple of years ago.
But it could not get rid of all of the fungus.

According to Kodak, you can use their
film cleaner to clean them.
Check this out: :)

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/ae22/ae22.shtml

Have mange to maintain fungus free for some of my slides
in an air-condition room kept in steel filing cabinet.
Kodachrome seems to hate fungus compared to other
slides film. Kept some Kodachrome slides for more than
20 years without fungus.
 

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thanks all for giving valuable inputs. I found this film cleaning solution call PEC12 at CP. it cost $28. ouch! but worth is as it helps me to clean my negatives and lens.
cheers!
 

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i use zippo lighter fluid to clean negs and slides. you may want to check it out.
 

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hi juz wondering can i use acetone like those found in nail polish remover to clean my glossy prints and negs?
 

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