Author Topic: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.  (Read 255 times)

Hans_S

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Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« on: May 08, 2022, 08:49:11 »
Spent some time today going through a cupboard trying to locate the source of a rather acrid smell. Turned out to be some elderly acetate decomposing into ascetic acid. "Ouch" as it now lists at around $7 per sheet :(
Perhaps this should have gone in the Death & Decay thread...
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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 10:51:36 »
They would fare a bit better if you had put them into the deepfreezer :) Sheet film 5x7", now that is serious business. I mainly used 4x5" and a few times 8x10", but costs were prohibitive for the latter (I used colour not b/w).

I think there still are a few sheets of 4x5" colour film in my freezer, but using them these days is more tricky as most film labs have shut down long ago.

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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 01:38:37 »
After an overnight airing the FP4 smells a lot better...as it should, it's a polyester rather than acetate base  :)
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