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    I always rinse my reels and tank right after using them, but still I have some junk building up inside the tank lid. I can't get to it to scrub it in any way I've tried. Anyone have suggestions?

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    That's weird, I've been using the same tanks for years and have not had any build up at all. Maybe the dishwasher would work?
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    I know there is special stuff (chemical) to clean tanks, but I don't know the name. Have a look on a photo webstore, Cheryl

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    I know that Jobo warns against using a wetting agent like Photo-Flo in their tanks because of an eventual build-up of [gunk] on the tanks and reels that is very difficult to remove. They suggest putting the Photo-flo in it's own resealable bowl and dipping the film through it after removing it from the reels.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Never had any build up in my tanks.
    I'd try good old domestic bleach, brings trays up lovely so hopefully it'll do the same for your tank.

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    Borax is a very good cleanser for many things. Mix it with water for soaking. Mix it half and half with baking soda and use it as a gentle scouring powder.

    Either may help.
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    The Darkroom Cookbook contains a number of cleaning formulae-also I bet Photogs Formulary etc sell something useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    I know that Jobo warns against using a wetting agent like Photo-Flo in their tanks because of an eventual build-up of [gunk] on the tanks and reels that is very difficult to remove. They suggest putting the Photo-flo in it's own resealable bowl and dipping the film through it after removing it from the reels.
    Been there ... I haven't had any trouble, and I ignore JOBO's advice about wetting agents, faithfully. I think they might have the residue from a formaldehyde final rinse in mind .... I use Tetanal Color chemicals and they are advertised as "formaldehyde free".

    One thing that works effectively (I do this periodically, just in case) is to disassemble the reel and scrub the tracks with .., a tooth brush. Hmm... I wonder ... possibly tooth paste would be a suitable mild abrasive...?

    ... I just re-read this ... "Kodak PhotoFlo." Uh ... I haven't used that for many, many moons - I found bullet-proof residue (nasty brown "drips" on my negatives) when used as directed - so I switched to Edwal LFN. No more problems.

    That might have something to do with JOBO's recommendation.
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    Thanks. It's not the reels that are the issue, though -- it's the lid inside where I can't reach to physically scrub it. The reels are easy enough to scrub free with a toothbrush.

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    I don't use photoflo either maybe that's why I don't get junk. So Cheryl do you use photoflow.
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