I take it that the OP is essentially hoping to use the colour paper as a replacement for Panalure. It would be interesting to see the results.
How stable might the results be?
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Assuming the poster uses the traditional B&W processing chemicals. as stable as any other RC base B& silver print. As mentioned earlier, the prints will be low in density and contrast because color papers contain much lower silver levels than B&W papers.
I would have thought to get anything at all that would be recognisable, then he would have to use a bleach/fix and not just a normal fixer. In the past I tried devloping C41 film in B&W chemicals and there was absolutely nothing usable
Ive recently printed some Portra 400 to Ilford Multigrade IV RC pearl. It worked very well, the times werent long and I was able to print different contrasts with different methods. Results were nice.
Last time I processed C-41 in b&w it was great at both rodinal 1+100 1 hour stand and also 1+25 8 minutes (with the addition of 5g/L sodium chloride iirc), that resulted in nice images. Obviously fix but dont bleach.
For the second method.. too dense overexposing from box speed, but from box speed to quite a bit of underexposure was very nice. I reprocessed them to colour afterwards though didnt leave them as b&w.
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