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Re: Icky Sticky Gooey Yucky Poster Restoration
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- Subject: Re: Icky Sticky Gooey Yucky Poster Restoration
- From: Linda Blaser <Blaser@FOLGER.EDU>
- Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 09:48:11 -0400
- Message-Id: <199805221345.GAA19062@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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You can use a Crepe Rubber Cement Pickup (looks like a crepe eraser) to
lift off the "sticky gooey residue". It is available from Dick Blick
Art Materials; 1-800-621-8293; catalog number 587900; $0.99 each.
Where the substrait remains I would use ethanol to remove the carrier,
followed by cleaning the sticky residue with the crepe eraser. (As
always, use proper precautions when using ethanol.) Hope this helps.
> From: Ron Koster[SMTP:psymon@ISTAR.CA]
> Reply To: Book_Arts-L: On the web at
> Sent: Friday, May 22, 1998 9:21 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Icky Sticky Gooey Yucky Poster Restoration
> I realize this is somewhat off-topic, but I wouldn't know who else to
> and I know there's a lot of you out there with experience in
> I have an old poster that's somewhat collectible, however it was
> put up somewhere with tape and stuff. Most of the tape is gone now
> (although there's still a few pieces stuck to it), but where tape once
> it's all sticky and stuff.
> So, I have two questions: (1) is there any way to remove the tape
> still there without tearing the paper; and (2) is there any way to get
> of the stickiness that is there from where the tape used to be?
> I haven't had a chemistry set since I was a little kid, so I don't
> access to all kinds of weird things, but I was hoping that there might
> some simple and easy, "do-it-yourself-at-home" way to fix this up as
> as possible without, of course, making matters even worse.
> Thanks *very* much to any and all help or suggestions you might be
> able to
> Ron :)
> P S Y M O N ? ? ? ?