Tape Removal From Chief

This nice, crispy Chief has tape residue. Is there a way to safely remove it? Thanks!

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  • Cody71086Cody71086 Posts: 45 ✭✭
    edited October 26, 2018 10:53AM

    Acetone. Pure, not nail polish remover. I use a glass casserole dish (other materials might melt). Just soak the note and let it set in the acetone and the tape should go away. It shouldn't hurt the note at all, but don't try on red seals with out spot checking first.

  • VeepVeep Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭

    I was afraid the solvent would smear the ink too

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 8,367 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • jmbjmb Posts: 552 ✭✭✭

    Good luck !!! :)

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 294 ✭✭✭

    PM sent

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  • Please DO NOT submerge your note in any liquid regardless if it removes the tape and residue without seemingly effecting the ink. The note will lose all of it's structural integrity. Try the hair dryer, or iron technique. Just do a search on archival document restoration/conservation.

  • I've done this kind of work on hundreds of notes, but the main thing is if you're not comfortable working on it. Don't do anything.

  • @Cody71086 said:
    I've done this kind of work on hundreds of notes, but the main thing is if you're not comfortable working on it. Don't do anything.

    I understand Cody. This will remove the tape and residue. If the note is crisp with embossing and near CU, after the acetone bath it will be a "tapeless" but limp rag having lost it's crispness and originality.

  • Cody71086Cody71086 Posts: 45 ✭✭
    edited October 28, 2018 12:38PM

    I don't know what you've done different, but that's never happened to me. To each their own. Also, I;m not trying to be combative, I'm just curious to why you've had the results you've had.

  • No sweat Cody. I appreciate the exchange. I'd like to hear from others in terms of their experience submerging notes in liquid and keeping the "crispness" of the note.

  • Well a dealer told me this weekend they used a dawn dish soap and water soak...... :s

  • have it done by a professional---much too expensive of a note--

  • DoctorPaperDoctorPaper Posts: 580 ✭✭✭

    To me, it looks as if tape residue removal is not going to help this note all that much. There seems to have been significant ink and paper loss when some of the tape was peeled away. Removal of the remaining tape residue isn't going to repair that damage.

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