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Re: Vaseline for red rot

YUCK! Don't do it. It'll be worse than applying leather dressing to red
rot, which is bad. Klucel-G will help consolidate the red rot. It's not
perfect, but putting on a dressing/oil will only create a stickly/slimy mess.


At 11:17 AM 11/9/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Good day!
>      I'll be treating a customer's books for red rot, using klucel-g.
>She told me that the owner of the book store at which she bought the
>books told her that she should treat the rot with vaseline.
>     Sounds peculiar to me, but then I haven't been in this field for a
>very long time.  Could that possibly be a legitimate treatment now or was
>it in the past?
>Lavinia Adler

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