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Thread: Testing TA How Red???

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    Testing TA How Red???

    Hi

    When doing the drop test for TA am I done at the first turn of color (usually pink) or do I keep going for a more reddish color???


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    Ken
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    Re: Testing TA How Red???

    I get sort of a magenta color - not really a true red. just make sure it stays pink and doesn't turn sort of grey again.
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    Re: Testing TA How Red???

    You add drops until the color starts changing, then continue adding drops as long as the color continues changing with each drop. When you add a drop and the color doesn't change you are done and you do not count the final drop (which didn't change the color).

    The particular shade of red doesn't matter.
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