Good and bad news!
Since this was my first post ever I thought my question was logical and would receive some response.
Well to my dismay my question must be either stupid, too old school, or in the wrong forum.
Either way, being the pessimist I am I also asked the folks at Kodak in hopes they kept some film people on staff after the layoffs. I have posted their response below in hopes to provide easily searchable information for others who have the same basic question.
The information that you have been able to find on cleaning motion picture film should be relevent to cleaning still film as well. Surface debris should be removed with either canned air or a sable-hair or other non-abrasive brush. If additional cleaning is required, isopropyl alcohol of 98% or higher should be applied with cotton or other non-abrasive cloth. Lower concentrations, such as rubbing alcohol, may cause streaking and take longer to dry. Higher water content may swell &
deteriorate the emulsion. Follow this procedure in a well-ventilated area:
- Slightly moisten a soft, lint free applicator (cotton swab, glove, cloth)
- Clean a small area at a time
- Re-moisten as necessary. Too much alcohol may result in a longer drying time
NOT recommended for use on pre-1950 nitrate-base films
NOT recommended on some Microfilms
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I hope this helps someone else.