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Subject: Repairing cloisonne

Repairing cloisonne

From: Jim Grant <jimgrant>
Date: Monday, August 17, 1998
Dee Stubbs <dstubbs [at] magma__ca> writes

>Could any of the conservators on the List suggest a relatively
>simple, inexpensive method of repairing a small chip in  cloisonne

I have had good results using polyester resin. It can be tinted to
match color and transparency, doesn't yellow like epoxy, and is
reversible with acetone and methylene chloride. I recomend using a
"surfacing resin" which will cure to a hard, tack free surface. This
is hard enough to take a high polish, and soft enough to be finished
without damage to adjacent surfaces.

Jim Grant

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:20
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 26, 1998
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Received on Monday, 17 August, 1998

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