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Re: Removing glue and labels from book spines

Goo Gone is not the solvent with the lovely orange-oil smell, that's
Citra-Solve.  They're pretty similar otherwise, but Goo Gone, to my nose,
has a distinctly industrial odor. I have both, and use them more or less
interchangeably.  When my very bottle of Goo Gone is $:-) gone, I will
probably just stick (or unstick!) with Citra-Solve, since it smells better.
BTW, I know at least one printmaker who uses Citra-Solve for xerox
transfers.  It's slow, so you get pretty good control, but it leaves more
residue in the paper (short-term anyway; I'm not sure about long-term)
than lacquer thinner.

Judy Kerman

On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Dave Walkden wrote:

> To add to the list of solvents is a product I have used on many types
> of labels. It's an orange oil based solvent with the grand and
> glorious name of Goo-Gone! It is toxic - seems to work on a lot of
> things including greasy dirt, smells good and doesn't leave a stain.
> No guarantees of course. Its available in hardware stores.
> >reference on what solvents to use to remove different types of labels
> >(paper, fabric, clear plastic) and glue (white glue, rubber cement,
> >adhesives from labels) from different types of bindings (leather, vinyl,
> >paper, etc)?
> ---
> Dave Walkden   dwalkden@xxxxxxxx

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