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    Sticky Dark Slides

    Greetings,
    I have two 12x20 Korona film holders that I have been using now for about 20 years.
    The dark slides are metal and are now sticking as I slide them in and out.

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on which product to use to make them glide smoother.

    I was thinking car wax, furniture wax, or maybe Pledge spray.

    I keep the film holders as clean as I can, I am a stickler about clean film holders.

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks

    Gary
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    Re: Sticky Dark Slides

    Your on the right track with your solutions, I use a candle on the edges of the slides and just rub it and down once or twice. Works like a charm

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    Re: Sticky Dark Slides

    If using a candle on the edges, I recommend paraffin (i.e., human-made) rather than beeswax. Beeswax will work, but it is stickier and stiffer. I know, I kept bees for many years. Also, bar soap on edges will work--it works on sticky wood drawers (beeswax, incidentally, does not--too sticky/stiff). The finesse is using very little, and removing any particles so that you just have a coating on the edge. I would avoid liquids. Just what I would do.
    Peter Collins

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    Re: Sticky Dark Slides

    thanks I had the same question!!
    best, Peter

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    Re: Sticky Dark Slides

    Thank you for the quick response.

    Paraffin it is.

    Thanks

    Gary
    "People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." - H. Jackson Brown

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    Re: Sticky Dark Slides

    Beeswax yes, nose grease even better.

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