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Silicone release adhesive tape

From: Sandra Amann <studio<-a>
Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Caroline Tragett <caroline_tragett<-a t->yahoo< . >co< . >uk> writes

>I am looking for an alternative to felt or velvet tape for lining
>frame rebates for easel paintings.  Some of our more modern works
>are susceptible to sticking to the fabric tapes and I would really
>like to use a silicone release type tape but cannot find a source of
>this anywhere.  Does anyone have any suggestions of suppliers or
>ideas for alternative products?

We hardly use the felt tapes any longer for just the same reason,
many surfaces stick to them.  We use two alternatives:

    Foam Rabbet Tape
    made by Lineco

and there is the more expensive tape that comes in various widths
and thicknesses:

    Gore gasket tape

I'm not sure about the availability of these products in England but
it seems at least the GORE company has links to European suppliers
and I presume that Lineco will ship there if you can't find them in
the store.  Hope this is helpful,

Gail Mitchell
Amann + Estabrook Conservation
New York, NY

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:17
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