Well, time for a report. I tried to do kallitype on Platine and on Masa. Platine was mottled and difficuly to clear. I also did Weston Diploma, Platine and Masa in Vandyke. The Platine still had issues. The Masa looked great and cleared easily. The Weston also cleared easily. After gold toning, they looked much the same. I really wanted The Kallitype to work better, but it looks like VanDyke either on Masa or Weston is a winner for me. This weekend I'll finish my calibrations (I am using a process that must-not-be-named) and hopefully printing in the next week or two. I have to say, that Clerc's gold is really remarkable on these prints.
Lastly, is it possible that my Ferric Oxalate went bad. I've had a dry jar for about 5 years and just mixed up a batch last week. That is the only other thing I could think of causing my clearing problems for Kallitype