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Re: [BKARTS] Klucel-G

Peter didn't say that it takes a while to actually become a clear,
smooth solution.  I usually keep it mixed up ahead of when I will want
it, so that I don't have to wait.  I use isopropyl, since it is less
smelly than ethanol, and it doesn't seem to affect inks, etc. as easily.

Since I don't have a good metric scale, I use 1.5 tsp. Klucel to 1 cup
isopropyl (or ethanol) for a 2% solution.  I will reapply the thinner
solution two or three times, if I think it necessary.

Klucel won't do much for "powdery leather".

Eugene, OR

On Monday, May 30, 2005, at 06:58  AM, Peter D. Verheyen wrote:

If already mixed and in gel form (Cellugel) just brush on. If a
powder, mix
up by stirring into alcohol (denatured ethanol). I make about a 5%
i.e. 5 grams to 100ml of alcohol. You could also use ethanol of
from the drugstore but be careful with the % of water. Ideally, you
none as it will darken the leather.

Hope this helps.


At 09:29 AM 5/30/2005, you wrote:
I just got some Klucel-G for consolidating old powery leather and the
instructions are to say the least, vague. Can someone with experience
using this give me some tips?


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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