Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: homemade stop bath
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:03:39 -0700
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At 5:05 PM -0400 6/24/02, J. Gilbert Plantinga wrote:
>On Monday, June 24, 2002, at 04:27  PM, brad daly wrote:
>>quick.  i just finally finished unpacking my darkroom.  i'm out of 
>>stop bath and don't feel like trekking to the store to get some.  i 
>>was thinking of just mixing up my own using vinegar.  about what 
>>ratio of vinegar to water should i use, and about how many 11x14s 
>>should i anticipate on getting?
>>On Monday, June 24, 2002, at 04:33  PM, Brian Reid replied:
>>Water works just fine.
>for FILM. I think Brad's talking about paper, but I don't have an 
>answer to his question.
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Generally, you want the acetic acid concentration to be in the range 
of 2 to 4%, and vinegar is usually 4 to 8% acetic acid, so in an 
emergency use pure white vinegar at 1:2. It's not really critical, 
except to the longevity of your fixer.

Try not to use balsamic or pepper infused vinegar :-).

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