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    Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/2215-P...r-22-Ounce-Jar

    Anyone use this? I need to clean up dried fixer and Xtol from my plastic darkroom sink.

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    It's abrasive and will take the finish off the plastic. A friend ruined trays with it. Suggest a scrub brush. Anchell & Troop have a tray cleaner in their book.
    Keith Pitman

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    I have had this product in my darkroom for years , pretty well found it useless maybe others found it helpful, abrasive for sure.

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    What about a very gentle rub with some Bon Ami?

    Try in an inconspicuous spot first...

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    Edwal makes a tray cleaner. I have used it and it works very well.

    http://www.bkaphoto.com/detail.asp?s...S32&search=yes

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    I use soft scrub for fixer residue, works quite well..EC

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    BTW, Xtol should wash off easily with water. If you have white spots, that is probably fixer which is much more of a nuisance to remove.

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Richards View Post
    I need to clean up dried fixer and Xtol from my plastic darkroom sink.
    If you clean your equipment immediately after use, you wouldn't have that problem. I immediately clean each piece of gear as soon as I'm finished using it without allowing the chemistry to dry. For example, if I'm using a Jobo processor I immediately wash the bottle in hot water while the processor is processing that step. If mixing chemicals I'll at least immerse each graduate in warm water and wash and dry all at the conclusion of mixing that step. The only thing that's discolored in my darkroom is the Dektol tank.

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    That for the heads up that this is abrasive. I already scratched up some plastic with Scrunge. I will go for some SoftScrub.

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    Re: Photofinish Darkroom Cleaner

    hey
    on my counter top I use Fast Orange hand cleaner with Pumice on other things
    Fast Orange with out the Pumice . it's PH balance & nontoxic AND works on
    most every thing that I have tried it on
    soaking in Clorox work on some things
    I tried Ammonia it works BUT some things it reacts to AND can make one hell
    of a stink & run me out of the darkroom

    banjo

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