Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Film Cleaner
From: "Mike Durling" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 21:06:37 -0500

Seems like Kodak film cleaner listed Tri-clor-ethane or something like that.
This is the solvent our video engineers use to clean video heads.  I haven't
tried that on film.
Mike D

- -----Original Message-----
From: Johnny Deadman <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 8:36 PM
Subject: [Leica] Film Cleaner

>What do they put in that stuff?
>It's so expensive, and never in stock anyway.
>I just used iso-propanol, the stuff I use to clean the heads on my
>reel-to-reel, and it seemed to work just fine. Might it conceivably
>or mark the film base?
>The only stuff this wouldn't clear would presumably be gunk that's not
>soluble in alcohol, only water, like certain kinds of scum or drying marks.
>Any ideas?
>Johnny Deadman