[pure-silver] Re: Wash aid

yep, but also lots of people hunting "dier", "posssum" and
"critters" and making sausage out of them ;)


--- "Koch, Gerald" <gkoch02@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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-----
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> titrisol
> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:20 AM
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> 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
> > 
> 
> 
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