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PH strips

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by babowhunter, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Ran out of pH strips and cant wait to have some shipped.Did a search but could not find much.Are there stores that carry pH strips for say 0-6.0 or so.
  2. Pool or Spa stores carry strips and test kits, maybe check them out

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  3. ryanolson72

    ryanolson72 Active Member

    i found some at a school teacher supply store, in the science area. most pool places wont sell strips that go to 0 ph. good luck!
  4. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    For Tanning and testing your solutions, I'd rely on pH strips in the 0.5 increments, not 1.0, they are more accurate - but it's doubtful, like RYANOLSEN said, that Pool places will carry such strips 0-6. I'm afraid you have to settle for ordering some, maybe 0-3, and the other ranges that a Supplier on here may carrry. Call TASCO and ask - I know they carry a range of pH papers, like above, and more ranges to include in your ranging efforts up to a 6.0. Their Toll Free Telephone number is (866) 296-2782
  5. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Hey thanks for all the quick replies.I will call tasco in the morning.
  6. ryanolson72

    ryanolson72 Active Member

    i just tried some new strips that are really nice... i think they are called hydration ph papers. mckenzie sells them, along with many other places. strips come in a dispenser, on a roll and you tear as you need. also very accurate with good color distinction so you know right were you are. they show.5 incriments. check em out!
  7. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Thanks for the info Ryan! I will give them a shot!Thanks again!
  8. If you have a scientific or medical supply in your area they should have them. They are a little more expensive but they are accurate and go from .05 to 9 in .05 increments.
  9. VavDykes has some.....

  10. Megan :)

    Megan :) Well-Known Member

    Those are the ones I use. :D I like em too
  11. sportsmen wildlife

    sportsmen wildlife New Member

    If you are really in a bind, just pull the hides (drain them) and place them in the freezer until you get PH strips.
  12. hooded12

    hooded12 New Member

    granger sells them
  13. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Hey Ryan, tried these new strips and really like them.Show color really nice!Thanks for the help!
  14. hooded12

    hooded12 New Member

    i bought a electronic tester from granger and it works really well and very easy to read 105 dollars will never run out again lol
  15. babowhunter

    babowhunter Man,I love this stuff!!

    Was wondering how many home tanners use these.Is there a down side to them?How accurate are they?Any comments!
  16. hooded12

    hooded12 New Member

    0-14 range tempurature compinsated and accurate within .01
  17. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    As long as you calibrate it correctly and keep calibration solutions on hand.