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    Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    I develop my E-6 in Jobo 3005 drum mostly without any problems. This time I must have had some moisture in one of the drums as the magenta film back layer has not washed off, see attachment.

    In B&W this can be cured by placing the negative in the fixer again. How can you cure this E-6 transparency. I am using Tetenal 3-bath process chemicals.

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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    I guess, scan and then fix in Photoshop at this point...

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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    Soak it in a tray of water would be my guess. I prewash my E-6 prior to development (in Jobo drum) and the rinse water comes out pink/magenta, so I think this is a water soluable coating (for anti-halation purposes).
    The only trouble with doin' nothing is you can't tell when you get caught up

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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    Yea just re-wash it, it'll be fine

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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Yea just re-wash it, it'll be fine
    Thanks guys, I will give the film another wash and then stabilize.

    Thanks

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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    I immensed the film for 5 min in 38C warm water with NO EFFECT.
    The anti-halation layer is now "fixed" and needs the right chemical treatment.
    Thanks for any help?
    Henry Valtonen, Helsinki
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    Re: Can this E-6 transparency be recovered

    Quote Originally Posted by L&Scape View Post
    I immensed the film for 5 min in 38C warm water with NO EFFECT.
    The anti-halation layer is now "fixed" and needs the right chemical treatment.
    Thanks for any help?
    Might want to ask this same question in the Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry forum over at APUG. APUG has a couple of the retired Kodak engineers as members. Maybe one of them will have an answer for you.

    Bruce Watson

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