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Subject: Storing automobile

Storing automobile

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999
This enquiry is placed on behalf of a custodian without access to
the list. A brand new automobile is to be placed in a huge vault
below ground where the plan is to seal it away till the year 3001.

As I understand it conservators are applying a protective wax based
preservative coating over the entire bodywork in an effort to reduce
any damage whilst in the vault.

The custodian is however concerned that whilst the vault itself may
be free of all light and maintained at a constant temperature some
dampness however slight could seep through the walls and into the
vaulted area.

Might a protective plastic or otherwise bubble-like structure be
used to encapsulate the car and would such a structure last 1000
years in such an environment.

Alternatively can anyone suggest something else that might be used
to reduce damp attack in such an unusual environment.

Mark G. Vine
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:28
                 Distributed: Tuesday, November 2, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-28-027
Received on Thursday, 28 October, 1999

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