Steve Bingham , Jul 10, 1997; 02:03 a.m.
Gerald, A few suggestions. Really make sure the squeege is CLEAN. Make sure it has been soaking in a photoflo solution before you use it. Squeeze out the excess. Drag lightly, but tilt the squeege slightly.
A second method is to use a wet sponge squeege. A third method is to use a wet sponge on one side at a time. A fourth method (newspaper photographers use this one). Drag the film between the first and second fingers. A finger squeege! A fifth method is to use lint free tissue, fold it, and use a single wipe down each side. Be sure to use a new section of tissue for each swipe. A sixth (expensive) solution is to use a squeege with a quick drying solution. Your film dries in minutes.
Hope this helps. Also, Photoflo can sometimes leave a dull film on your negatives. This usually means the solution is too strong, the solution is dirty, or the water is too hard. Use distiled water. Steve