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    fixer odor

    Don't know where else to post this. Have question on fixer. Accidently placed dedicated darkroom clothes with my other clothes in washer, now all my clothes smell like fixer! Any suggestions on how to remove fixer odor from clothes will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance. trudee

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    Your washer doesn't wash correctly, then.

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    Clean the lint and any other filters on your washer, then wash the clothes again.
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    Like your film... Wash it out.... Do your negatives still smell of fixer after washing?.... Your washing machine is not doing it's job.
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    Using an oxygen bleach should remove the odor without damaging the clothes. Do not use Clorox unless the fabric is safe in this particular bleach. Clorox does make a color safe oxygen bleach called Clorox II. They typically use sodium percarbonte or sodium perborate as the bleaching agent.
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    You might check this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NB23 View Post
    Your washer doesn't wash correctly, then.
    +1 unless your darkroom clothes were soaked in fixer when they all went in the wash. And even then, I'd be surprised if the smell was still there after because my darkroom stuff never smells after being washed (even after a 'small' spill).

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    just burn them. it's the only solution.

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    Hypo Clear???



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Hypo Clear???



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    Yes!! And wash the clothes in a Zone VI washer for 20 minutes.

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