Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
As you say, "assuming stainless." If you use plastic reels, which I do, it's best to never immerse them in wetting agent. It builds up, makes the reels sticky, and is very difficult to remove. I remove the film from the reels for the wetting agent bath.

I use plastic partly because I use a Jobo, but also because I hate stainless. I tried and tried and never managed to load the things reliably. The Jobo reels I find very easy. YMMV.
3. If using plastic, switch to stainless. :-)

Honestly, the emphasis is on, cover it with distilled water/wetting agent (with whatever method), hang it and DO NOT MESS WITH IT.