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Old 16th March 2021, 12:22 PM
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I used a squeegee on film for many years, negs are in better condition since I stopped, I'll not use again.
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Old 17th March 2021, 02:05 PM
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One of those perennial issues that will go to the end of time.
I actually have allways used a "squeege", [ 42 years]
But admit that I have it soaking in rinse aid before use.
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Old 17th March 2021, 10:37 PM
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I did use one for the longest time, rinsing in hot water before use. Can't say I ever saw a scratch but I always figured it was only a matter of time so stopped a few years ago. Generally now just wipe down the back with a paper towel as others have suggested and hang to dry over the bath after running hot water through the shower head for a few mins to let the steam knock down most of the dust. Door shut and no disturbance for as long as practical. More recently, once it/they are hanging up, I also give a zap with the Zerostat I bought myself for Christmas...
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More recently, once it/they are hanging up, I also give a zap with the Zerostat I bought myself for Christmas...
I remember when these first came out, for use with vinyl records, if I recall and they weren't too badly priced either.

Just looking around, I didn't even know that they were still produced, but I was shocked to see that they now go for anything between 50 and 90+ each!!! I have a small anti-static brush that I use occasionally, so I think that I'll stick with that just now.

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Old 18th March 2021, 08:53 PM
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Yep, they are not cheap - at least 45 beer tokens - that's why it was a Christmas present

I imagine the prices went up as vinyl became less popular and shot up again now it is the domain of the hipster...
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