Re: [Frameworks] removing tape residue from a negative

From: John Woods <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:41:16 -0700 (PDT)

Would lighter fluid or Isopropyl alcohol also be useful for cleaning film
transports and as a general film lubricant?

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From: Jean-Louis Seguin <>
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Sent: Tue, April 26, 2011 5:56:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] removing tape residue from a negative

On 2011-04-24, at 2:53 PM, John Woods wrote:

> I've got some 16mm colour negative found footage on a core with the intriguing

> title on the can of "timelapse". A piece of tape was laid across the film and
> its now left a sticky residue behind, that would probably gum up the film
> transports. Would FilmRenew or a similar product be a good option or just plain
> old water? Usually I use GooGone for these type of problems but I don't think
> that would be good for the film.
> Thanks.
> JW

I would suggest using naphta, which is available commercially as lighter fluid
or coleman fuel. Won't damage film.

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