Film Adhesion? (How do I get old camera reel film to stick to itself in a clean way?)

I need some kind of clear glue to get old camera film, the kind you find on reels, to stick together. I was thinking of finding a volatile solvent and pouring that over two pieces on top of each other. Anyone know what old camera film dissolves in?? Thanks, -Josh

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DirectorsCUT10 years ago
Glad to be of service. I hope it comes in handy, sometime.
T3h_Muffinator (author)  DirectorsCUT10 years ago
Um... what?
gregr10 years ago
Film is plastic coated with gelatin. You should be able to soak the film in water for about 10 minutes (make sure to shake the container). When you take the film out of the water there will be a side you can scratch the image off of. That is the gelatin side. Now take a piece of film and lay it gelatin side up on some wax paper and put a piece of film gelatin side down overlapping the first piece of film. Let everything dry for about 24 hours. If the gelatin feels tacky let it dry more. Ive never tried this, but when I used to develop 35mm film I had some film stick together and never come apart.
lemonie10 years ago
Splicing tape would probably be your best bet. That is sticky-tape.
T3h_Muffinator (author)  lemonie10 years ago
Hmmm, where can I get such sticky-tape? Could it be of the scotch genotype?

Or otherwise search the internet for "splicing tape". Note that there's a difference between tape for processed/unprocessed film.

T3h_Muffinator (author)  lemonie10 years ago

Now that it's way too late, I don't think I'm going to be able to finish my wallet.

I was going to make a wallet out of film, so if you have film/time feel free to steal my idea =)

Lextone10 years ago
Try the liquid brush on modeling glue...make sure you clamp it down, with what ever you use, because its gonna curl like mad! I'm curious, what are you trying to do?
T3h_Muffinator (author)  Lextone10 years ago
I'm trying to make a kind of "fabric" out of this roll of film that I have, so I need to glue a bunch of it together.
hmmmmmm....what about stacking it and using fishing line or black nylon thread locking it down through the sprocket holes? Would take longer, but any solvent or glue you would use is likely to warp and melt the film. The nylon thread would be the easiest to use and most durable. Plus you could use a sewing machine and speed up the process.
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