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Subject: Lead corrosion

Lead corrosion

From: Jerry Shiner <keepsafe>
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999
Carol Brynjolfson <carolb [at] vanmuseum__bc__ca> writes

>I am currently preparing a large number (ca. 1000) of toy soldiers
>for an exhibit that will first be displayed at our museum, and then
will travel...
>... My problem is to find
>some method of halting or slowing the lead corrosion when much of
>the surface is covered by paint.

If the basics of lead corrosion are similar to those of other
metals, the use of Corrosion Intercept might offer some protection.
At the AIC St. Louis meeting, Eleonora Nagy gave a talk outlining
her use of CI to protect brass and copper sculpture. CI is now
available as a Coroplast board, as well as laminated to paper,
cloth, and to card for boxmaking.

I hope to have this information posted on our web site, along with
links, as soon as I can get my 18 year old assistant to sit still
and finish the new web site. Perhaps a day or two?...

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems &
Forever Yours Bridal Gown Preservation
Toronto, Ontario

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:6
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 7, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-6-003
Received on Wednesday, 30 June, 1999

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