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    Using Tetanal kit as Bleach + Fix rather than Blix

    From what I've read, the Tetanal C-41 kit is a blix kit. Is it possible to use it as separate bleach and fix baths?

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    You can use the dark red part as bleach if you add lots of Bromide, e.g. 50 g/l Ammonium Bromide. The second part, a yellowish liquid can be used alone to make fixer.
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    So it's not as simple as one part being a standalone bleach, and the other being standalone fixer. B is a standalone fixer, but A depends on B to work?

    Since I haven't been able to find the Fuji kit Stateside, what's the best way (short of mixing bulk chemistry) to do a non-blix C-41 process in small quantity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehrgut View Post
    So it's not as simple as one part being a standalone bleach, and the other being standalone fixer. B is a standalone fixer, but A depends on B to work?
    Part A converts Silver to Silver ions, and Part B forms a soluble complex with Silver Ions. If you leave out Part B, you need an anion to make the Silver ions happy, preferably one the Silver ions really like, e.g. Bromide.

    I have seen a report where someone just tried to mix Part A and Part B into separate bathes and he got brown stain on his slides - an indication that Silver was left behind.
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    Thanks for the link! I hadn't run across that thread before. I'll read through it . . .



 

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