Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] @#&$$& Watermarks!!
From: Richard Comen <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:12:55 -0800
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Martin,  Yes, I am very serious. I have been using rubbing alcohol as the
final rinse for over 40 years. Several years ago in Darkroom Techniques
magazine someone asked Chapman who writes the column on chemistry about
using rubbing alcohol on negs and he was all for it. Another advantage to
it is that your negs dry much faster. Re squeege on negs, I think that that
is opening yourself to scratch troubles, a wet neg has soft emulsion and
should never be touched. All the above has worked very well for me for the
past 66 years of doing my own b & W processing. I load up on bottles when
the local Rite Aid or similar chain has the hooch on special at three for a
buck. Richard

Mendocino, CA

At 08:11 PM 1/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Richard Comen jotted down the following:
>> Try dumping the photo flow and after the distilled water pour ordinary
>> rubbing alcohol into the tank, then hang to dry.
>Rubbing alcohol!?!?  Are you serious?
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