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Plaster reliefs

From: Mark McPheters <mcpheter>
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Saye Khajeian <khajeian [at] yahoo__com> writes

>We are working in a mosque that belongs to 300 years ago and there
>is fine decorative art, of gypsum. For some reason its surface is
>covered by oily germs of candle.  Does anyone have any idea that how
>can I treat this? ...

I have removed candle wax from a carpet by holding a 150 watt flood
light bulb a half inch or closer to the wax. The wax will melt and
stick to the bulb. This tool can be made from a mechanic drop cord
by removing the shield and changing bulbs.

Mark McPheters
Fairfield Historical Society
42 High St
Fairfield ME 04937

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:22
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 29, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-22-004
Received on Thursday, 19 October, 2006

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