Streaks on my film

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First of all, I think this is my first post ever... besides the introduction thread.

I developed some 120 film the other day and when I scanned it it has funny streaks all over it, I used a really strong squeegee to remove the water before drying and I suspect that is the cause... So I was thinking about rewashing the film somehow...

Should I just wash it with water for a while or should I use photo flo again?

Maybe the squeegee marks are permamnent?

Maybe it's something I did to it when inserting the film into the reel...

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Look closely at the film and see if it may be scratches that are deep in the film. These can be hard to get around.....
 
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I will post one of the scans, in the meantime, something accured to me just now, I had to go back and fix it again because the first time I didn't put enough fixer in the tank and it was fixed unevenly, After I fixed it for about 2 more min I washed it, and used the squeegee again...

I am looking at the negative now and it seems like those streaks are a part of the negative and they are not going anywhere.... Some scratches are on it as well, same directions of the streaks. When I loaded the wet film back into the reel to fix it again it made some funny noises... like it was touching... I think I ruined it.
 

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I've never been a fan of squeegeeing film before drying, though I know there are those that do it regularly without streaking of scratches. If you need to refix film, you needn't reload it in the dark, so you should be able to see what you are doing. Also, use Photoflo or LFN (my preferred) as the last step before you dry the film. And lastly, could the film have been scratched sonehow in the camera?
 
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I did load it right there, and could see everything, nothing seemed suspicious except for the funny squicking noise it was making as I was feeding it into the reel. I think it was touching and had some resistance going back into the reel because it was still wet. My mistake. I do use photo flo. Emmet warned me from my deadly squeegee... he uses a gentle one... a windshield wiper. :smile: for prints especially...
 
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Sorry for the photo, it was the only one that really showes the streaks clearly. :smile:
 

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I squeegee all my 35mm & 120 films, but use a special type of squeegee that's impossible to buy - my fingers. This marvel of nature is useful as if there's something on the film you feel it.

In 30+ years I've never felt anything until last week when I found strange lumpy bit's on the film, they must have come from the water, or perhaps my fixer (which I've since filtered) and my fingers spotted them immediately they washed off completely but needed a gentle help, there's no marks or trace now on the films.

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Keren; Fingers can be as bad or worse than a squeegee. you should use distilled water with a little photo-flo in it ( i use about half to 2/3 of what kodak recommends) and your'e neg's should be fine. Dead skin or a little callus ( that you usually can't see will scratch your'e film. I know as i have done it myself many times! Don
 

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I gave up on the squeegee after I scratched some film with it, but my scratches were much less even and regular than your's appear to be. Possibly you have a very fine grit in the water? Or maybe the squeegee itself?
I add a bit of photoflo for a final rinse, and haven't had any problems with drying - just takes a bit longer.
 
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