Bellini’s Remjet Removal Agent is a simple, effective liquid solution for easily removing the remjet (carbon) layer on motion picture films such as Kodak Vision3. It identical to the initial rinse or pre-bath within Kodak’s ECN-2 process that is also included in Bellini’s ECN-2 home use kits.
To remove the remjet layer from motion picture films, you rinse your film in this bath for about ten seconds at about 27°C. You can do this in a regular film developing tank like Paterson’s. While doing so, handle continuous agitation and put the solution back into a storage bottle (the solution is reusable). Do this a three to four times in a row and in the meantime rinse the film with warm water (27 °C to 38 °C). When you pour away the rinse water, you will see that it has turned a black color as the carbon layer is systematically removed from the film. Alternate treatment in the pre-bath and warm water until the rinse water is clear again.
It is unavoidable that residues of remjet remain on the film negative. Therefore you can choose to manually rinse your film again (in complete darkness) after treatment in this pre-bath and remove the residues from your film with your hands. This can also be done after the actual film development that follows (ECN-2 or C-41) but be vigilant that the emulsion side of your film negative does not come into contact with any residues on the other side of the film strip.
The solution should not be diluted and has a shelf life of several months in full bottles. Use fresh concentrate if the working solution starts to show a black color due to contamination with remjet.