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Removing a (new) piece of tape off of paper?

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:59 PM
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Does anyone have any kind of technique to try for removing a piece of magic tape off of paper. I recently purchased a lovely old magazine from the 1920's with an illustration on the front that I'd like to frame.

When pulling it out of the plastic sleeve it came in, the piece of tape on the top accidentally became affixed right in the middle of the front. (Bout made me sick when that happened.) Fortunately, it's on a white area, but it stuck so fast and started pulling paper off so I didn't make any further attempts to remove it.

Sent the whole thing to a paper conservancy center and they want $200 to remove it. YIKES! I'm broke and can't even begin to afford that, so am left with trying to remove it on my own.

Any help at all will be MUCH appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:21 PM
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Re: Removing a (new) piece of tape off of paper?

Try holding a hair blowdryer over it for a couple of minutes. Not so hot as to discolor the paper, but hot enough to melt the glue.
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Re: Removing a (new) piece of tape off of paper?

Go to a craft store and get Un-Du. It is a photo safe paper safe sticker, tape, adhesive remover. you put it directly on the paper and tape and let is soften the adhesive. peel off the tape and the Un-du evaporates. It is wonderful! Its also acid free. Try google to find it.
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