Quote Originally Posted by smieglitz
So, I'm hoping a diffent cleaning routine along with the pH changes will alleviate most of the problems I've been having with the plates. The Rapid Fixer is just more convenient and quicker, but if it is also warmer, that would be a welcome benefit.

The best plates I ever produced were done dripping nitric acid and potassium nitrate into the developer so I think the lower pH really does help produce more fog- or veil-free plates.

Plese refresh my memory as to how you alleviated the fog problem you had.

I've only used Rottenstone for cleaning, and it seems to work well and residue is easily removed. I got it from a local boutique woodworkers shop. I'm 90% sure after many tests that I had either a contaminated or erroneously labeled can of EE.