Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/03

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Subject: [Leica] XTOL
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon May 3 00:07:21 2004

On 5/2/04 8:01 PM, "Roland Smith" <> wrote:

> I mixed a 5 Liter package of XTOL more than a year ago and filled several
> 4oz bottles to the top.  The liquid is still clear.  If clear, does that
> mean the XTOL has not oxidized and should the developer still be good?
> The bottles are kept in my darkroom and do not see much artificial light and
> no sunlight.
> Roland Smith
> Oakland, California
They wont till brown for nothing. They only way you'll know if they are
still good is by doing a strip test. Or fan dance.
I'll bet the stuff is still good if they were Stoppard off to the top with
no air touching the liquid.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon


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