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    Sodium-Sulfite, polaroid 55, where to find.

    Hi everyone, I'm new, APUG is WICKID AWESOME.

    introductions aside...

    Does anybody know where in the gta I can get my hands on sodium-sulfite to wash polaroid 55, and 665 negatives?

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    Hi and welcome.

    First of all: if you mention your location, it might be easier to guide you to a shop.....

    Secondly: I have used these polaroids for many years, and I have never used sodium-sulfite to wash the negatives....

    (I leave the negatives in water for a couple of hours - then I gently wash the developing residue of the negative under running water, using the palm of my hand to clean it with - then I fix in normal fix - wash and dry. I know it is not what the recipie says, but it works like a charm for me - never had any problems with it...)

    Again: welcome to APUG from Denmark.

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    Welcome to APUG. I had never used it either. Hence I have an unopened bottle. Send me an address and I'll hook you up if you want it.
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    hi there wonderlustking

    welcome to apug.

    if you have "perma wash" ... it is mostly sodium sulfite
    and you can wash your polaroids in that as well.

    ( there is a "like-new" polaroid clearing tank
    in the classifieds ... if you don't want to deal with trays )

    john

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    thanks for the help guys, sorry about the confusion over my location gta= greater Toronto area. I'll definitely check out the classifieds.

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    Any halfway decent chemical supplier should have sodium sulfite. The stuff is a ravenous oxygen scavenger and has lots of industrial and even culinary uses. A weak solution of sodium sulfite can be sprayed on salad bar greens to keep them fresh. Some red wines have a quantity of sulfite as a preservative. I don't think the classifies are the most efficient way to find this stuff, seeing as it is so ubiquitous. Search for a restaurant supply house or chemical supplier in your area and start talking to them.
    Frank Schifano

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    Go to a pool shop and look for chem out or chlorine remover or something along those lines and read the ingredients, I use 98%+ sulphite from a pool shop no probs.

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    If you can't find something locally at a reasonable price and in a useful size try

    thechemistrystore.com
    techcheminc.com
    suttonbayspices.com
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    We used to use EK rapid fix in the clearing bucket. Seemed to work just fine.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    If you're in TO, try Nymoc Products Co. for photo chemistry. Believe they're on McGee St in the Queen E, area. Look 'em up.

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