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    Default Rusty dipper?

    Is it typical for the little testing dipper that comes with the R-0870 reagent to turn a rusty brown color with use? I'm guessing it's oxidation? Will that effect the test?

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    Default Re: Rusty dipper?

    I have had my current kit for a couple of years. My dipper is plastic and I'm not seeing what you are seeing. But, I wouldn't think it would affect the validity of the test, though.

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    Default Re: Rusty dipper?

    Well then Taylor either changed the plastic they're using or I've got some kind of contamination. I'll take a picture when I get home.

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    Default Re: Rusty dipper?

    If this is a new kit, you need to return it.

    If it's an old kit, you need to replace the dipper (and powder?)

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    Default Re: Rusty dipper?

    I emailed in photo. It's turned into a oily black. I think it may be the dipper is coming in contact with the little foam pad packed underneath and causing some type of reaction.
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