Re: Bleach-development with gum
Charcoal lighter is very similar to kerosene and some use it for starting fires on cooking grills. (the air around O'Hare Airport in Chicago usually smells like a cook-out). I think Zippo is more refined and expensive. It is very likely that the residual oils that makes my starter less refined is the very stuff that stays in the paper and makes it translucent.
You say that baby oil is absorbed instantly, but I bet it actually takes a second or two to really sink in. Rubbing oil on a large piece of paper takes some time. Fluid bottle in one hand and squeegee in the other, I can treat a 12x19 inch negative in a couple of seconds - and there's no going back to cover missed spots. I'm working with small negatives now, but my goal is to be soon using full-sized Masa sheets - or even bigger - so I need a faster process.
On Dec 7, 2007 4:56 AM, Loris Medici <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: