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Re: [BKARTS] red rot



I have found that while klucel-g and isopropanol seems to work wonders for last stage red rot, in my experiece,over time it has been shown to cause fractures and "cupping" of the grain layer fracture pieces.  So there is a balance of short term effect vs. long term damage that needs to be considered.  But it sure is tempting.

Bruce Levy
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Verheyen <verheyen@PHILOBIBLON.COM>
Date:         Thu, 25 Jul 2002 15:45:00 -0400
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject:      Re: [BKARTS] red rot


> Cellugel, or Klucel G in Alcohol for those who mix it themselves, works
> great. It is much more than a cosmetic change, but if your leather is
> really far gone, the Cellugel will only do so much, and a rebinding or
> other treatment may be desirable. If the books have other issues structural
> issues, such as boards loose/off then that my influence youur decision.
>
> Mylar dustjackts, no tape, just folded like a regular dustjacket will do
> more to protect the items on either side than anything else. A problem with
> them is that they develop a static charge very easily and this will lift
> the red-rotted particles off the cover... If the items are not heavily
> used, it may be desirable to place them into phase boxes. This will "hide"
> the problem, take up very little additional space, keep adjacent materials
> cleaner and book parts together, but if the book is requested you will
> still have the mess.
>
> What you want to avoid at all costs are leather dressings, and anything
> containing water. These will cause real problems and mess.
>
> A very common problem...
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