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    Old bottle of KRST. Could it be ok?

    Hello all.

    I got some chemicals with my second hand darkroom gear and a small bottle of KRST was included. It's not sealed, but it's a full bottle. I've no idea how old it is, it could be 5 to 10 years old. It has the old Kodak logo and the text "9917 C7 001800" printed on the label. I don't know if it's true or not, but I had seen somewhere that the first part (9917) means that it was produced in the 17th week of 1999, making it 10 years old. The liquid is clear and stinks horribly (ammonia). So, is it good or should it be disposed?

    BTW, I also got a packet of Kodak Sepia toner (1 quart). I assume it's ok.

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    Should still be OK, try it

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    Thanks Ian, I will, but why the smiley? Am I missing something?

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    Concentrated selenium toner has a very long shelf life.
    Sepia toner should be OK too as long as the paper envelopes are intact.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    why not the smiley, it's smelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    why not the smiley, it's smelly

    Ian
    Oh, got it. The balcony seems a good idea btw.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Concentrated selenium toner has a very long shelf life.
    Sepia toner should be OK too as long as the paper envelopes are intact.
    Thank you Thomas. They probably are intact, plus I can hear the powders when shaking the packet. Does that stink too?
    Last edited by Anon Ymous; 06-25-2009 at 07:25 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: spelling

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    not as much as it used to
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    Sepia toner smells like things 5 year olds and most adults like to laugh about. Rhymes with smart.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Oh, you mean gases escaping from the lower end of our digestive system

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    Yep. Just like poetry, it sounds wonderful.
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