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Subject: Removing labels from vinyl

Removing labels from vinyl

From: Nancy Elkington <bl.nee>
Date: Saturday, September 5, 1992
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  Date:         Fri, 4 Sep 1992 18:34:00 EDT
  From: HH9503 [at] ALBNYVMS__BITNET
  Subject:      Them Ugly Vinyl 3-Ring Binders

  I work in a small special library that has lots of self-published and
  unpublished materials in vinyl covered 3-ring binders.  The ordinary
  sticky labels that were used to put the titles, etc on the spines have
  become slick-gooy with age (and most are NOT more than 2 years old)
  and peeled.  Someone before me had covered many with wide 3M clear
  tape, but too is peeling and leaving a goo that't tough to clean off.

  I know, I know: why not just transfer contents to new binders with
  clear plastic outside sleeves? You know, you know the answer: $$$$.
  Are funding just doesn't presently allow.

  So, any suggestions on how to clean off the goo? (With A LOT of elbow
  grease, a gum eraser sort-of works).  And, what will stick to that
  disgustingly inert vinyl.  Epoxy?


                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:20
                Distributed: Sunday, September 13, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-6-20-012
Received on Saturday, 5 September, 1992

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