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Re: Removing glue and labels from book spines
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Removing glue and labels from book spines
- From: "Judith B. Kerman" <kerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 19:49:28 -0400
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.
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