How to Clean Old Black-and-White Negatives — and Possibly Destroy Them

9 Mar

This article comes courtesy of a reader who writes:

Great site you’ve got here. I Googled “ehow has the worst articles” to see if anyone agreed and your site popped up. People need to know how shitty the articles on eHow are. You can damage things or hurt yourself, etc – like you said “nobody tries it before writing it”. Misinformation is worse than no information.


I found this article particularly disturbing:

She begins by telling you to wear cotton gloves to handle film negatives. Mind you negatives have _thin_ layers of gelatin on them (yes, gelatin like ‘Jell-O’), the slightest ‘bump’ can scratch a negative. She continues on saying to use a paintbrush to sweep the film. If that wasn’t bad enough, her last suggestion is using ACETONE. I nearly lost my mind when I saw that. Picture an exploding firey missile being shot through a piece of tissue paper… Acetone eats through plastic in a heartbeat!

Yes, these methods will clean film —- clean it right off the Earth!
I think I’ll now officially block eHow results from appearing on Google and add them to my hosts file. Enough’s enough.

See the archived version here when eHow reads this post and removes the article.


2 Responses to “How to Clean Old Black-and-White Negatives — and Possibly Destroy Them”

  1. Oh Cheers September 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    eHow is full of utter nonsense. It irritates me how it masquerades as an information site but they are misleading at best and downright liars at worst. Someone needs to expose these scandalous scumbags. They give the net a bad name.

  2. Mrinal October 25, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I agree with you totally. eHow is the worst site. The contents are copied and altered. You will notice that in each article; everything is superficial and general. Nothing specific and detailed. It shows that they have never experimented a damn thing. e.g. Search : ‘Stop cough at night’, and you will get everything in general which other site says. Then go for tech they have it. My God! People at eHow are really such an experts that they know everything from medicine to techs and space but they don’t know anything specific and in details. Comment and no one will know what to say.

    I started blocking eHow by clicking in google and coming back; so google gives me opportunity to block it. I suggest all do that.

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