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Re: Lifting bookplates, etc.
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Lifting bookplates, etc.
- From: Charles Mohr ok <livres@EARTHLINK.NET>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:44:28 -0700
- Message-Id: <199807161634.JAA23988@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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Renee Chin wrote:
> I'm looking for an easy way to "peel" or lift bookplates (to be reused in
> a new binding or simply to remove) from the pastedown/endpaper and was
> wondering what you all use? At the library where I work, we used to have
> a Japanese product called "PEEL." Has anyone out there heard of it???
> "PEEL" came in a small plastic white bottle, almost pear-shaped. It was
> a clear liquid that you rubbed onto the surface of the bookplate (or
> whatever needed to be removed). Then you waited a few minutes and
> carefully peeled it off. The problem with "PEEL" was that it didn't work
> very well. Furthermore, we have no idea where to get more and we don't
> know what it was made of. I suspect it has some kind of alcohol in it
> because it dried extremely fast! Any suggestions or secrets you can
> offer would be much appreciated!
> Thank you in advance!
Simply try Lighterfluid (Naphta).