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    Forgot bleach step - possible to bleach now?

    Just going through some old exposed films and processing them. Put the bleach and fix in the wrong jugs and swapped them - doh! Is it possible to go back and re-bleach them now? They are too thick to even scan unfortunately.

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    Bleach and then proceed in the common order.

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    The concept behind the saying "measure twice, cut once" applies to things other than carpentry. Label all containers and check the label twice before doing anything. It's also a good idea to include the mix date and other information such as times used on the label.

    Not all mistakes are as easily corrected. Some mistakes can be dangerous or expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Bleach and then proceed in the common order.
    So bleach and then fix again?

    Thanks for all replies btw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeztastic View Post
    So bleach and then fix again?
    Yes.
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    Yes. You've done what's called a bleach bypass. The film will scan, but will probably give you a gritty '300' (the movie) kind of look. Like AgX said, just bleach/fix/stabilize again.

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    Great. I was hoping for the bleach bypass look - but for some reason it's not scanning.

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    Bleach bypass often involves a shortened time in the bleach but not to completion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeztastic View Post
    Great. I was hoping for the bleach bypass look - but for some reason it's not scanning.
    You have to turn off ICE (infrared light based dust&scratch removal) - the retained Silver won't let the infrared light through, messing up the algorithms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    The concept behind the saying "measure twice, cut once" applies to things other than carpentry. Label all containers and check the label twice before doing anything. It's also a good idea to include the mix date and other information such as times used on the label.

    Not all mistakes are as easily corrected. Some mistakes can be dangerous or expensive.
    Preachy, but non-responsive.

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