I have recently been researching PEC-12 emulsion cleaner and have read a lot of positive information about it.
Has anyone had any success with removing fingerprints from film and negatives, which have been there for a long time, possibly years, by using PEC-12?
In other words, is PEC-12 effective at removing old fingerprints from film and negatives?
As far as I'm aware, I don't have any fingerprints (as least none of mine) on any of my precious negatives, except for perhaps one or two where I may have touched the corner of one or two negatives. I always wash my hands before handling and always (try) to handle my films by the banners. I shall purchase Polypropylene sleeves together with paper sleeves to store them in as soon as I can. I just want to know if PEC-12 can help if the worst should happen.
I also recently acquired some negatives in a less than ideal state from a generous donor and I am considering sending them off to be cleaned by a professional via a photography store, who to the best of my knowledge uses PEC-12 to clean negatives and slides.
Any feedback regarding your experiences with PEC-12 would be appreciated.