Peter and Steve -

That's so helpful. I've revised what I know about spotting today. The ilfochrome spotting kit is something I didn't know about - I'm looking forward to working with a dedicated piece of restorative material.

It feels like a shame to waste a print on the grounds of a few spots (bad news Steve - they're black). I have to use a watchmakers lens to do the spotting and also get the coffee brewing to calm my nerves - feels like a lot of work but if the gloss can be matched I'll be more than happy about working with my ilfochromes. Thanks for the suggestion Peter - I'll have the joy of asking Ilford a question they may be able to answer