This is a little off topic because it is a film question,
but I'm hoping someone here has experience with this. I
have an episode of the "Perry Mason" TV series which is
in an advanced state of vinegar-syndrome decomposition.
It's badly buckled, cloudy, and makes my whole garage
smell like photo fixer. But, I'd like to salvage the
reel and can if possible to use as a takeup reel. This
is a 2500' Plio-Magic plastic TV reel, and they're
getting hard to find. The can is a 2000' Goldberg
Brothers metal can. Is there any way to sanitize
these so they are safe to use for takeup (not to store
a film on/in) or is the cause hopeless? Thanks to
any who can answer.
David Breneman [log in to unmask]