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    I'm in trouble.....removing dev stains from white plastics

    Up until recently, the top of the washing machine has been my wet area for all darkroom processes. Up until now, I have been pretty careful to ensure that spills are cleaned up straight away....

    Well, as advised (not very welcomely by the wife), I have managed to spill and leave some dev (I am assuming, as its a deepish brown stain) on the washer. This has stained the plastics.

    What would be the best way of removing this stain? I have tried a bit of bleach (wet a cloth with some laundry bleach and let it sit for 5 minutes), but it has barely touched it.

    Cheers in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
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    What would be the best way of removing this stain? I have tried a bit of bleach (wet a cloth with some laundry bleach and let it sit for 5 minutes), but it has barely touched it.

    Cheers in advance!
    Boy, are you in deep do-do I hope you didn't own up to it, or your options are severely limited....

    A few options come to mind:
    1. Blame the dog
    2. Buy a new washing machine
    3. By her some diamonds / gold / something else really expensive
    4. Run away

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    The stoopid bloody thing is I have just made a collapse-able bench to sit over the machine, so there is limited chance of this happening....

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    I found ordinary domestic bleach & toilet cleaner removes most stains from my print trays. Or you could try farmer's reducer.

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    It may be a silver stain from spent fixer, so try Paul's suggestion use a ferricyanide bleach then wipe with strong fresh fixer.

    Ian

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    try NC-160 then Jiff. and you can be assured it will come out. god knows what NC-160 is made of but that stuff has removed every photographic chemical stain ive made even stains which are years old.
    "Its my profession to hijack time" ~ Stephen Frizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P C Headland View Post
    Boy, are you in deep do-do I hope you didn't own up to it, or your options are severely limited....

    A few options come to mind:
    1. Blame the dog
    2. Buy a new washing machine
    3. By her some diamonds / gold / something else really expensive
    4. Run away
    1 & 4 are the best options.

    Try Barkeepers Friend. http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/products.htm

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    If it is developer stains you could try nail varnish remover, that's what we used on the Noritsu minilabs at work.

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    Have you thought about upgrading to a new model of wife?

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    If none of the above works then try denatured methyl alcohol... but DON'T drink the unused leftovers. Remember methyl is poison.

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