DAY 1more hinge tightening, tear mending, and page guarding in the preservation room!
compliments on my page guarding, wonderful. suggestions that i stay and mend books forever. apparently japanese tissue, wheat paste, and i get along quite well.
|glassine tape removal with methylcellulose|
|hot air pencil!|
|the evil scotch tape|
|the magic tools: hot air pencil and micro spatula|
|1) removal - you can't see the hot air pencil|
pointing at the microspat. it's there. it's helping.
2) plastic carrier removed! adhesive... still there
|3) vinyl eraser to the rescue again|
|everything off! the paper is still discolored,|
but that's the price of scotch tape.
|before - eew.|
|after - it's finished!|
|1 - torn up corner|
|2) sizing up the japanese tissue|
|3) japanese tissue on|
|4) pressure & blotter|
|5) rough edges but safe|
|6) all cleaned up!|
we had a go at the masking tape, it went alright. the acetone chamber turned out to be too much and the adhesive began to seep through the paper to the front a bit, so we switched to just using a soaked cotton swab, which still resulted in a bit of seeping but wasn't near as strong. it did successfully clear up the back though! i also mended another poster, and now have another TWO finished.