Kodak Final Rinse usage with Arista 3 bath E6 kit

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by pukalo, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. pukalo

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    Just ordered an Arista 3 bath E-6 kit. What worries me is that there is no indication that it has any sort of preservative. Dont want my slides moldy and faded in 3 years. Anyone know if it is possible to use Kodaks E-6 final rinse, with the preservative Formalin in it, as a final step after running aristas bath kit with blix?
     
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    My understanding is if the Arista kit already has formalin in it you don't need it in the final rinse. The final rinse is just a wetting agent at that point. If you use a non-formalin (i.e. non cancer causing) E-6 kit than the final rinse contains an anti-fungual agent not formalin.