Silver Nitrate Stains

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  1. gr82bart

    gr82bart Subscriber

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    OK, so the ONE TIME I forget to wear my gloves or bring my darkroom apron is the time I get the black stain of AgNetc on my fingers and a nice streak on a very cool and well loved Billabong T-shirt.

    I figure, eventually, as my epidermis layers peel off, the finger stain will go away, but what about my T? Is it consigned to Goodwill?

    Regards Art.
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Unless you can get rid of the stain with Farmer's reducer...
     
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    doesnt your Tshirt shed it's epidermis like your fingers?

    Why not just relegate it to a "darkroom" tshirt?
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd just call it a "darkroom shirt" like mm suggests, but there may be a potassium permanganate bleach that works without causing too much other trouble.
     
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    wear it as a badge of honor, holding up the long time traditions....
     
  6. Photo Engineer

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    Simple solution is to use color paper blix, diluted with water with some extra DiSodium EDTA in it. This can be "developed by inspection" and does a fine job on clothes. Much gentler than farmers reducer and safer too.

    Now my big secret is out.

    PE