A dirty or milky appearance of your slides might have been caused by:
- Silver residues on the slide, which will appear dirty or streaky. Return your film into the Bleaches & Fixer bath for 5 minutes and aerate Bleaches & Fixer frequently. Oxidation encourages the activity of bleaches. If the film won't clear after 10 minutes, retire the chemistry and re-fix film.
- Sulfur precipitation in Bleaches & Fixer, resulting in white spots on the surface of the slides. This is caused by overexposure to air.
- Exhausted fixer, which leaves silver halide residues. These have a milky appearance.
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