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Re: [BKARTS] Klucel-G



It works alright on "non moving parts" of bindings.  Joints and spine flexion areas are prone to later problems when the corium layer has a soft side and a hard (consolidated) side.  Where there is movement you can get flaking, cupping etc.

Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Pratt" <jcpratt@xxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Klucel-G
Date:         Mon, 30 May 2005 10:11:05 -0700

> 
> 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".
> 
> Carol
> 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%
> > mixture,
> > i.e. 5 grams to 100ml of alcohol. You could also use ethanol of
> > isopropyl
> > from the drugstore but be careful with the % of water. Ideally, you
> > want
> > none as it will darken the leather.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >
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