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Adhesive for veneer

From: Paul Tear <paultear>
Date: Thursday, March 14, 1996
Mark Vine <100436.3447 [at] compuserve__com> writes

>This question comes from someone not on the list looking for
>something called 'Neoprene' adhesive. The adhesive is applied to a
>support fabric which in turn is applied to a veneer as a support
>during hot air gun treatment.

Neoprene adhesive is a French product, it is basically a rubber
based adhesive similar to Evo-Stik.  It can be removed using
acetone.  The removal of Boulle and wood marquetry using this method
can be successful, but is very dramatic and not considered good
practice in all cases.  I have slides and photographs of this
process and am prepared to show and discuss the merits and
alternative methods of marquetry restoration with the enquirer.

Paul Tear
Head of Conservation
The Wallace Collection.

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