Hi PE and Kirk,
Thanks for the info.
PE-It is interesting that soaking the coated plate in the dye solution works best here. I recall that you do not like this method for other dyes. Any idea as to concentration?
Kirk-You are correct in that Everclear is not sold in CA. But I have just ordered some ethanol and already have methanol. I have to go through 3rd parties to get the latter. Ethanol is availible from The Science Shop. Also I can purchase 70% ethanol from any drugstore. But it is purposely mixed with some poison to keep people from drinking it.
Agai, I have to wait for more silver befor I try this.