Alain, I happen to know Tom Bullock, so I called him to tell him that he is
being quoted. He is very flattered, but says that he believes that freon tf
has long been banned. I am sorry I cant be of further help. John Carlson,
Monaco Labs and Video.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alain LeTourneau" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [AMIA-L] Freon TF - resp to John Pytlak again
> > John,
> > I was referring specifically to something safe to
> > use
> > on 16mm magnetic stock. Is there a cleaner that
> > would
> > work (and who sells it)?
> > Thanks,
> > Alain
> > The Kodak list I provided is specifically for FILM
> > without magnetic
> > striping, and NOT for magnetic oxide materials and
> > their binders.
> > Since a wide variety of binder formulations have
> > been used over the years,
> > and since some of the binders on older materials may
> > have degraded with
> > age, you will need to run specific tests to be sure
> > any solvent chosen
> > does not soften or degrade the binder or leave a
> > residue that could
> > degrade the binder with time.
> I'm just talking about cleaning my edited mag tracks.
> I'm currently using FPC 810PB. I was trying to cut
> corners and prevent myself from having to retransfer
> sound (money,time).
> I had read in an Editing book from 1994 (Film Editing
> Nutz & Boltz by Tom Bullock) that Freon TF works. The
> author states: "Freon is the only stuff really safe
> for mag track" as it "cleans without dissolving the
> oxide." As for dissolving "binders", as you indicate
> above, I don't know, it makes no reference to this.
> Since the book is almost 10 years old I thought this
> chemical might still be in use but didn't see it
> listing in any of my editorial catalogues, so I
> thought I'd ask the list.
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