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Subject: Removing pressure sensitive tape

Removing pressure sensitive tape

From: Dorothy Blunt <dblunt>
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2000
I have recently been very successful in using Wei T'o
deacidification solution #4 (non-spray) in the removal of pressure
sensitive adhesive from an early 1800's document. First I removed
the film using a small heated spatula.  Then, instead of using
Toluene or Acetone (etc.), I used the Wei T'o #4 to loosen the
adhesive and then "rolled" it up with a white plastic eraser. I
would moisten an eraser's width of the adhesive using a cotton swab,
then gently "erase" while the adhesive was still damp. This method
worked very well, although I wouldn't recommend it with brittle

Dolly Blunt
Preservation Officer
Florida State Archives

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:27
                 Distributed: Friday, November 10, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-27-004
Received on Wednesday, 8 November, 2000

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