Quote Originally Posted by philsweeney
Michael: thanks, would you post the recipe for mixing these to make the PO?

My current processing is: 8 minutes development and there already is no stain on the unexposed coating. So I wanted to figure the shortest clearing time to reduce the bleaching in the citric acid.
As a general rule I recommend a minimum clearing time of about four minutes in a 3% citric acid solution. If your paper is already completely clear after development (and this is a very good thing) it would probably be safe to reduce clearing time in the citric acid from four to two minutes. Or, you could continue to clear for four minutes and reduce the strength of the citric acid solution to 2%. Either procedure will result in less bleaching of the image.