Someone mentioned awhile back that the Agfa website still recommended using sodium carbonate. Certainly if one can get sodium sulfite easily then use it. My suggestion was for the "wilds" of NC and I figured that washing sodium would be readily available. They still rinse their clothes in the "crik", don't they? :-) Jerry -----Original Message----- From: pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of titrisol Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:20 AM To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pure-silver] Re: Wash aid I think that was the recomendation of AGFA many years ago. However, it has been questioned as well due to the fact that carbonate is not as effective as sulfite in breaking down the thiosulfate. Sulfite can be bought in wine or sausage making stores, so I have to assume that any country store that caters to that (there is a lot of thos ein the NC country side) will have it. --- "Koch, Gerald" <gkoch02@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I did some searching on the web and found the protocol for using > sodium carbonate as a washing aid. > > 1. Wash the prints for 10 minutes. > 2. Soak the prints for 10 minutes with frequent agitation in a 1% > solution of sodium carbonate. > 3. Wash the prints for an additional 5 minutes. > > Jerry > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ======================================================================== ===================================== To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.