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    Potassium Oxalate storage

    I'm keeping my potassium oxalate in the plastic bottle that it came in. As the solution darkened, I noticed it was leaving a stain on the inside of the bottle. If the solution is affecting the bottle, do I have to worry about the plastic leaching something into the solution and affecting print quality? Should I stick with the plastic or is it worth switching to glass?

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    Just might be platinum and/or palladium particles sticking to the plastic. Mine is in plastic bottle(s) for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WetMogwai View Post
    I'm keeping my potassium oxalate in the plastic bottle that it came in. As the solution darkened, I noticed it was leaving a stain on the inside of the bottle. If the solution is affecting the bottle, do I have to worry about the plastic leaching something into the solution and affecting print quality? Should I stick with the plastic or is it worth switching to glass?

    I concur with Vaughn, have been using plastic gallon bottles for a number of years and have yet to have a problem with them. Just filter the PO every so often.
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