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I got several of the brownish-orange Ilford antistatic cloths a while back. At least a year ago. I like them and find various uses for them. As far as I can tell, they are working the same now as ever (I mainly use them to control static in and around job of film-loading, and I'm still not seeing flashes of static). Does anybody know whether these things are supposed to "last" or if you can wash them etc.? Thanks. -jeff buckels (albuquerque)
-- Jeff Buckels (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2002
You do not wash Anti-Static cloths or other "treated" cloths.
-- Bob Salomon (email@example.com), January 06, 2002.
After a year I have my wife sew a big X on the cloth and buy a new one. I use the X'ed clothes for general dusting aroung the darkroom and the fresh one my darkroom equipment.
-- jeff schraeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 2002.
An anti-static cloth is a treated cloth. And like all treated materials, it should be perserved. I suggest you keep the plastic bag it is packaged with and use it. This will insure that the cloth is always clean and extend the life of your antistatic-isy.
-- John Doerr (email@example.com), January 08, 2002.