Chemical Life.

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Jesse, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Member

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    I recently happened upon some darkroom chemicals .All of them have an expiration of 8/2005 on them. I have Dektol , Fixer and Hypo Clearing Agent .Four or five packages each. They are unopened and in good condition .Are these still usable ?
     
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    They should be. Kodak's packaging is very good. You won't know for sure until you open each for use. The Dektol should be white crystals maybe a slight tan. The fixer should show no signs of sulfurization. The chances of HCA going bad are very small and you wouldn't be able to tell anyway.
     
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    I'd agree with Jerry, assuming both the Dektol and the Fixer are the powder versions, and not the liquid ones.
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention .Yes all packages are of powdered chemicals .
     
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    If the packages are intact and the powder feels like powder (not like a brick) everything should be perfectly fine.

    Georg