Tray/ Tank Cleaner

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by ken s, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. ken s

    ken s Member

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    Hello All, In the past I have used a certain tray/tank cleaner but cannot find it locally. Unfortunately I don't know the brand. I do know that it is an orange liquid that gets diluted and cleans trays and tanks really well. Oxidation build up on my Jobo tanks and reels is getting pretty bad, the Edwal spray on stuff does not work very well. Any ideas ? Thanks, Ken
     
  2. kwmullet

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    Uh... I run mine through the family dishwashing machine, then run the machine again for a "clearing run".

    is this bad?
     
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    I wouldn't put my trays or darkroom equipment in the dish washer, who knows what residue will be in there when you are done. Not worth the health risks if you ask me.
     
  4. Helen B

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    I use Photofinish and Ilford Ilfoclean - the former is easier to use than the latter, the latter is generally more effective. I would not even think about using the family dishwasher - for a number of reasons.

    Best,
    Helen