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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
- Subject: Re: Degreasing
- From: Daria <dherlihy@TIAC.NET>
- Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:34:59 -0500
- Message-Id: <199611122129.NAA16882@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Dear Robin: If you are cleaning metal other than aluminum you can use
Ajax or Comet or Bon Amie etc.( very finely ground calcium carbonate in
them so they do not scratch sinks ) or whiting and ammonia. If cleaning
linoleum ( old fashioned type) you can use kerosene, according to some
printmakers, when followed by inking with oil base ink. If using solvents -
please do it outdoors - if you do not have a sophisticated hood (exhaust
fan) set up.
Aluminum is a vry reactive metal compared to zinc, for instance,- so I'd ask a
metalworker about that one.
French chaulk is about the same thing as the scouring agent in sink
cleaners ( calcium carbonate ground fine ) and whiting is the same thing -
hardware stores usually carry it.
Lilias at Saltwinds