Neutol WA

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  1. Mark Layne

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    The only packaging available in Canada for Neutol WA is 6 x 10 litres.
    Anyone know what the shelf life of this stuff is?

    Mark
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    It seems to last pretty long if you squeeze the bottle to keep out the air as you use it. Maybe 6 months at least. I usually mix it straight from the bottle, but they recommend that if you want to keep it for a long time, to mix a stock solution and dilute the stock to the working dilution. I used Neutol WA with a few different papers and found it worked best at 1+7.
     
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    I have some of unknown vintage, got it for a couple of bucks at a swap meet! It has visibly darkened (new stuff looks pretty clear) in the unopened bottles but works fine.
     
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    I know you are out in Nova Scotia but give Beau Photo Vancouver a call.. http://www.beauphoto.com/

    i but my neutol Wa from them in 500ml bottles.. and they will take orders on the phone and ship it to you..
     
  5. Mark Layne

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    Thanks for the advice fellas and thanks Deniz-I'll give Beau Photo a call

    Mark