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Durham Putty

From: Len Hambleton <hamblesl<-a>
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008
Would anyone share their method or experience in possibly dissolving
Durham Putty? Someone in their brilliance or lack of, has used it in
the consolidation of a tall clock case. The splintered area around
the hood's hinges of the round door was "repaired " using this
material. Physical excavation is unthinkable!

The manufacturer  when contacted said he knew of no reversal
chemistry. I once located an epoxy dissolving solution when I was
told nothing dissolved epoxy. Therefore I am looking for a "magic
bullet" to solve this dilemma and realign the hinges.

Len Hambleton
Clock Case Conservator in Private Practice


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