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    Thanks all!

    Last question, I think....

    Being that I'll be re-fixing in trays, in the light...can I just "eyeball it"? Fix till I see the magenta disappear? Or should I time it more carefully? Say, 3-5 minutes?

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    Dear Joe,

    You should not fix for more than about 5 minutes. Hypo clearing agent will help remove the stain. It is not necessary that the stain disappear completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyk49
    Thanks all!

    Last question, I think....

    Being that I'll be re-fixing in trays, in the light...can I just "eyeball it"? Fix till I see the magenta disappear? Or should I time it more carefully? Say, 3-5 minutes?
    The answer is a qualified yes - but it might take a long time for the magenta to disappear.

    The best way to get the magenta (and Hypo residuals) out is to soak the film for 3-5 minutes in a solution made up of 20 to 30 grams of sodium sulfite per liter of water (or in Kodak HCA, Permawash, etc.). Then wash the film. That should get rid of the magenta. You can refix and wash after wards if you like for added insurance.

    You can do all of this with the room lights on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth harper
    You won't degrade image with Tmax or Delta after 6 minutes in Ilford rapid fix.
    You won't degrade image with TMY after 20 minutes in Ilford rapid fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by neal
    It is not necessary that the stain disappear completely.
    In my opinion it is necessary. It acts as fog and I need very clean negatives.

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    Thanks guys...

    We'll see how this goes. I appreciate all the help.

    Joe

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