Since vinegar is only acetic acid, and therefore water-soluble by
definition, I'd have thought thorough sluicing would be all that was
needed - or am I missing something here?
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From: "David Breneman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 5:29 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Any way to "disinfect" vinegar reels?
> 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]