Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/23

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Subject: RE: [Leica] picture question OT
From: "Bill" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 07:44:25 -0500

  I was thinking along the same lines but was not sure about adding anything
to the water, nor was I sure about the temp.  Thanks very much for your
input, it's been forwarded along already.  It will make his holiday a bit

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Don Dory
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 7:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] picture question OT

It is really very simply.  Start with lots of patience.  Find a place either
the kitchen sink or a bathtub that you can immerse the whole piece of glass
in and fill it with just warm water, about the temperature that you would
bath a baby in.  Add no more than two drops of dishwashing detergent of a
couple of ml of photoflo.  Go away for two to four hours.

Gently, and I mean gently start to pull the photo away from the glass.  If
you meet any resistance at all immediately stop and let it soak another hour
or so.  Eventually the photo will come off the glass at which point you dry
it in whatever way you dry your photo's.

What happens if the water is too hot?  Have you heard of Polaroid emulsion

What happens if I use a razor blade?  How valuable is the photo and does
your friend own any firearms?

With a lot of time the picture will just come off intact and all will be


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