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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    What's the point of a cover (towel) if it creates dust and lint of its own?

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    Seems to me that when you remove a “dust cover” you’ll send a lot of dust into the air. Sorta defeats the idea. I just leave my enlargers uncovered and clean them frequently.
    Keith Pitman

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    In addition to a drape over enlargers, I keep a couple Swiffer dusters with a box of refills. Those things are awesome. Get around in and out. I also run a dehumidifier spring through fall, even with ac it's essential.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    You must have a problematic darkroom, Keith. I actually did my first three exhibitions way back when the enlarger was in a bedroom with a blocked out window and dusty carpeted floor, and the development in the adjacent bathroom. At least that was better than the cobwebby furnace room where I first learned to develop sheet film. That was a long time ago, before I had a proper darkroom facility with every surface capable of being smoothly swabbed or mopped.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I gotta agree as I recently had a Beseler MXT OE Plastic cover.

    It was nasty even if it was not sticky, not dusty, not faded. It was old, yet still very flexible.

    Binned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Pitman View Post
    Seems to me that when you remove a “dust cover” you’ll send a lot of dust into the air. Sorta defeats the idea. I just leave my enlargers uncovered and clean them frequently.
    sin eater

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I get more worried about developing equipment, tanks, hangers reels. I have one of my enlargers set up strictly for color. I don't print much color except in spurts. I keep this covered. Daily use stuff I dust with my Swiffer. I do cover the easels.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    Garbage bag won't fit? I put garbage bags over all my 4x5 and smaller enlargers. After a while, when they collect dust on the outside, I use the bags for garbage and put clean bags on the enlargers. I'm using a plastic painter's 'Drop Cloth' on the Durst. Inexpensive and easy to replace if it gets torn or dirty.
    I'm with ic-racer-I use a clear 30 gallon trash bag. Box of 30 for $2.79 at a discount store.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Pitman View Post
    Seems to me that when you remove a “dust cover” you’ll send a lot of dust into the air. Sorta defeats the idea. I just leave my enlargers uncovered and clean them frequently.
    One can invert a dusty garbage bag as it is removed; then use it for garbage.

    Or replace the bag every time the enlarger is used. Where I work, every night every office garbage can gets a new bag, even if there is only a post-it note in the garbage.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I drape a old sheets over my enlargers. They are washable and do a fine job, and besides my darkroom is almost dust-free. Ask how if you must.

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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    Enlarger Dust Cover:

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    Send me a stamped manila envelope with 5 oz of postage and I'll send you one! Or you can buy them at the Depot. Covers my 5108, should be more than enough for a baby Beseler! L

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