Kino;Originally Posted by Kino
You are correct as far as it goes.
The problems you mention are exactly why Kodak recommended silicone oil. To avoid the problems inherent with chloro organic solvents.
All of the enlargements that I had made by EK for me at Cape Canaveral were wet gate printed using silicone oil and then the negatives were 'dried' only with the chloro carbon solvent. EK suggested that Hollywood use the silicone oil with other solvents used in small quantity to 'rinse' the negatives (if even that).
So, as usual, the answer is yes and no, or whatever. It is a mix out there. Environmentally friendly labs don't use chlorocarbons.