Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Keeping XTOL
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:07:10 -0700
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Guy Bennett wrote:
> >In any event, on the same URL you see that the stock solution can be kept
> >up to
> >1 year in a tightly sealed bottle.
> >Nathan
> That's what I had originally heard, but then I was told that figure had
> been revised to 6 months. Hope it's not true.
> I mixed up a 5 liter batch last April and it's still developing film, so so
> far so good.
> Next time I think I'm going to store it in 16oz bottles rather than 1 liter
> bottles just to keep that much more of it in full bottles for as long as
> possible.
> Guy

Guy I do think the stuff could easily be good for a full year in a closed full bottle.
I think I've had some at full strength at 9 months I'm ashamed to say.
But in a not full bottle it's not good for 24 hours. It's an extreme thing.
So IMO don't do your "in full bottles for as long as possible" thing.
Because "as long as possible" is really VERY short with this stuff when not full.
The ONLY way around these issues IMO is to get a bunch of small bottles which
are kept ALWAYS totally filled.
The metal bladder thing might work but it's not for me. Either is any kind of plastic.
But the glass bottles can be clear, not brown as far as i know.

Mark Rabiner

Portland, Oregon
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