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Re: Paper negatives (Re: Tricolor gum, order of layers)

Just a thought from reading again Guido's note . . . but, Butcher Block oil is odorless and tasteless and
made for food product use in the kitchen. It is available in nearly any hardware store.

On Oct 5, 2008, at 11:00 AM, Guido Ceuppens wrote:

I believe this oil is used as a basic ingredient in several "oily" preparations, even in foodstuff or medicines. I will try to get more info on this from my supplier, an independent oil distributor (www.denicol.be) who uses this stuff in some of his mixtures, he recommended I use this sort of oil when I asked advice on "paraffin oil". It is completely color- and odorless and almost as liquid as water. I will get back to you.

2008/10/5 Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
Hi Guido,

Could you provide a source for that "white technical oil"?  I've
searched in vain with google.  I use plenty of baby oil and, to avoid
the mess detailed by Katherine, squirt a little on the negative and
then re-use oily paper towels to rub it in.  Honestly, the cloying
smell of that baby oil has permeated my work area to the point of
distraction.  I'm hoping the white oil might be more "neutral".