Clearing dichromate stain

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by John_Brewer, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. John_Brewer

    John_Brewer Member

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    I know potassium metabisulfite is normally used for clearing dichromate stain, does anyone know if sodium metabisulfite can be used? Are there any other chemicals that can be used for clearing?

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    I've used the sodium variety to clear gum prints. There was a discussion about dichromate clearing agents maybe 2-3 months ago on the alternative process list IIRC. The thread should be in the archives.

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    Thanks Joe, the sodium variety is much easier to get here in the UK as it's used in homebrewing!