Originally Posted by santino
Btw what is so special about the kodachrome process? Is it that different from E6?
Thanks in advance.
The silver stays on the film in K14 whereas in E6 only the dyes remain.
Kodachrome is dead. Just deal with that.
If you want to do it at home, there are two ways:
Both start with removal of remjet which involves a presoak and scrub of a basic solution. Borax works really well. Of course, you have to do this in the dark. If you don't remove all the remjet, then it will stick to your emulsion and cause uneven development as well as become more or less permanent after using a hardening fixer. Once you do that, you have a choice.
Process it as negative but add a stop of development time.
Process it as reversal at box speed using black and white reversal chemistry. You will get a VERY contrasty but fine grained gorgeous black and white positive on a slightly toned base layer depending upon how good your development, flashing and bleaching is.
But really, Kodachrome is gone. Enjoy the memories, the gorgeous colors that it did manage to record, and if you still have some left, process it and move on.
She doesn't love you anymore.