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    Cleaning Trays

    Anyone have any good suggestions on cleaners that would work well to clean my darkroom trays and other surfaces in my darkroom? I've heard that Simply Green works well. I'd like something that I can buy at a local store, and also something that won't run me and my family out of the house...

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    If I dont have any specific cleaners around I just use vinegar on anywhere stained with developer and photoflo on all else

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    Cleaning and drying trays is one of my pet hates!
    Every few sessions I leave the dev tray full of a weak bleach mixture overnight before washing thoroughly.

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    Cleaning darkroom trays is one of those things that tends to get put off until they get so bad that you can't even stand it in the dark.

    I cleaned my trays a couple of weeks ago. I took them outside on the driveway, rinsed them off, and then used some "Softscrub" to remove the worst of the grime. After rinsing them, I filled them with a mild bleach solution and let them sit in the sun for a few minutes before giving them a final rinse.
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    Bartender's Friend works great.

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    hallo

    i always wash them after the printing session only with warm water.
    all 2 months i use some corgatabs (for cleaning your third teeth). this should wash away the stains from fixer. does not work well all the time.

    my newest cleaningproblem is a gray veil ( i hope that voc. works) from my homemade dektol (d-72). there only helps scrub.
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    I use bleach too, but I recently posted a thread about the use of the product "magic eraser". It cleans my white plastic Paterson trays just great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krzys View Post
    If I dont have any specific cleaners around I just use vinegar on anywhere stained with developer and photoflo on all else
    Why Photoflo?
    Frank Schifano

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    Thanks guys for the respnoses.

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksplace View Post
    I use bleach too, but I recently posted a thread about the use of the product "magic eraser". It cleans my white plastic Paterson trays just great.
    Rick, where is this product available? I use the Paterson trays. Thanks

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