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Quickie Tipster: Superglue Film Burn

Why sellotape your DIY red scale re spool back together, when a few drops of superglue will do the job and throw in an extra random angle to boot.

This was my first attempt at re-spooling film to red scale it, I chose some of my vast stock of Sainsburys 400 that expired 5 years ago, to see if I could work it out. Just one problem, no sellotape! so I used Superglue to join it together :D I know that solvent based glues give off all kinds of fumes, so worked fast in the hope the film wouldn’t dissolve into a gooey mess before I could get it to the lab (errr… Asda). Rattling through the frames quick sharp, I was done ‘n’ dusted in no time, and left it with the 16-year old in a luminous green polyester uniform for a dip in the c41. On returning, the child in charge apologized and explained that the machine had gone wrong damaging the film, so no charge. I kept quiet about the superglue and back to front emulsion shenanigans and escaped sharpish.

written by rache1


  1. emilios


    Nice one

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  2. eatcpcks


    How to have free development:D

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  3. mikahsupageek


    great !

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  4. hughh


    anyone notice a face in the last photo?

    good stuff :)

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