Nacco Fixer

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by jeroldharter, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. jeroldharter

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    Does anyone use the liquid Nacco fixers? By my arithmetic they are the cheapest alternative. Why not use them?
     
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    In the past (1970s and early 80s) I've used Nacco Nu Fix Nacco's concentrated rapid paper and film fixer which incorporates a hypo-eliminator directly into the fixer (Check the APUG Chemistry posts for the detergent (surfactant) wash aid.

    The Nacco Nu Fixproduct worked fine for me, but I haven't done comparative testing against other fixers. I would guess that it is an ammonium thiosulfate fixer - if it is, the cost comparison would be against the same quantity of 60% ammonium thiosulfate solution.
     
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    I do use Naaco's Zip Fix (rapid fixer) and like it just fine. I had never heard of it until a year or so ago when I went to purchase some more Ilford Rapid Fix and my local store was out of it. They had the Naaco, so I bought a gallon (after reading the label and discovering it was essentially the same as Ilford or Heico's versions). It is significantly cheaper than either of the others.

    Larry