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Subject: Yucca


From: Paul Storch <paul.storch>
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998
I'm forwarding this information request from the PPFA discussion
list. It's been out there since last week and no one on that list
appears to want to answer it. I have my ideas, but I thought that
someone on this list might have had actual experience with this
material and problem. The person asking the question is a commercial
picture framer and the print belongs to a client who did not want to
contact or pay a conservator.  Take that into account when replying
directly to her.

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        This query comes from a person who is not on the DistList
        and will not see any responses that are posted here.  Please
        respond directly to sender and if of general interest post
        it here as well

    From:     Framaster [at] AOL__com[SMTP:Framaster [at] AOL__com]
    Sent:     Monday, August 10, 1998 7:32 PM
    To:     PPFA's Online Exchange
    Subject:     Re: yucca and yucky

    I am really hoping for some thoughts on my yucca paper
    flattening problem, and the dog urine stain.  This was really
    not a joke, and I do need some help on this.

    The yucca paper is about 24 x30 inches, and has large open
    "ruffles" or waves (5 or 6 inches across sticking up about three
    inches when lying flat on a table).  I need some way to flatten
    it, and the customer has tried heat and steam to no avail.  Any
    ideas, please?  I do have a cold press, but I don't see what
    help it would be in this situation.    It's a very fibrous sort
    of material, and nearly a quarter of an inch thick.  Actually it
    looks like a flattened loofa that people use to bathe with.

    As for the dog problem, I had thought of Wei T'o spray.  Could
    neutralize acid, but what about the stain?  Since it's a print
    on water color paper, how about just blotting with water?  Can
    anyone foresee a problem with this?   I can't think of anything.

    I know somebody out there has dealt with problems like these,
    and I am open to any suggestion.

    Frame Masters
    Houston, Tx.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:17
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 12, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-17-015
Received on Tuesday, 11 August, 1998

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