I'm trying to process tri-x as a reversal for the first time.
I decided using a permanganate and Sodium Bisulfate mixture for the bleach instead of sulfuric acid because it's easier to find/ handle. When I test the bleach out by itself with a film already developed the silver is bleached out entirely within a minute.
However, when I go to use it after developing it I still see an image where it should be clear. I tried 2 different developers and get the same result. It seems that no matter how long I keep it in the bleach (Even a fresh batch) the silver doesn't bleach out.
I either get a negative still, or worse a black image or blank one!
I'm doing quick snippet tests to just see if it's on the right track of working. Doing so I sometimes skip a clearing bath and go straight to washing. Could that be the culprit? It never did when testing things before (But that was negative).
Needless to say, I'm lost in the sauce when it comes to reversal.