Re: what happened to my fix?

From: Richard Knoppow ^lt;>
Date: 11/14/05-03:15:44 PM Z
Message-id: <001301c5e960$9628b6b0$21f75142@VALUED20606295>

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From: "Iain" <>
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Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 10:31 AM
Subject: OT: what happened to my fix?

>I have some film fixer stored in a polyethene container. I
>have had it for quite a while, though last time I used it
>it still cleared the film fairly quickly. Today I pulled it
>out of the cupboard and the inside of the container has
>been 'plated' with a dark grey deposit. What just happened?
>Obviously I will toss the fixer - there are bits floating
>in it and chemicals are cheap compared to ruined images. Is
>it safe to use the container again or will it spoil fresh
>fixer? Is there a way to clean this stuff off?
> Thanks
> Iain Coghill
   I could be silver if the fixer was very heavily used but
it could also be sulfur from decomposition. Does it have a
sulfur odor?
   If its silver a dichromate or permanganate bleach will
remove it. You can silver plate clean penies with used

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Received on Mon Nov 14 15:16:06 2005

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