Developing chems??

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  1. Bullseye

    Bullseye Member

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    I have bought some developing chemicals and have used it to develop some c41 film, the stuff I mixed but didn't use I put into storage, how long will it keep for, I've put it in plastic pop bottles and squeezed all the air out, also I tipped what I did use down the plug, I heard that some of the chems can be re-used, what ones are they, the kit I got is the Tetenal 1L kit for c41 film, which include colour developer, fixer and stabiliser.

    Thanks in advance.


    ~John~
     
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    thisismyname09 Member

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    The developer from Kodak is supposed to last two weeks, if I remember correctly. I can't imagine the tetanal kit would last much longer. The blix and stabilizer might last longer, though, and can also be reused, unlike the developer.
     
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    I've had C41 developer in a delta datatainer for 6 months and it worked fine. Figure about that for soda bottles. Glass bottles will probably last much longer if you can find them.
     
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    I've had the tetenal kit last for yonks, over a year.

    But I left it as concentrate in the original bottles and mixed it up in small amounts (500ml) as I needed it.


    I've got some expired Kodak E-6 CD and as well as Kodak Flexicolor, they all act as fresh, I just mix the concentrates up as I need them.