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Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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I accidentally purchased a first impression Longmans Hobbit that was laminated (my fault -- didn't read the auction properly) for £22 a month or two back.

Anyway, I decided to try de-laminating it, as I figured I was willing to destroy it in the process. Cue one heat gun (at 120 C), isopropyl alcohol to remove residue, a craft knife and lots of care.

The good news is it worked pretty well, and I'm happy with my £22 purchase. Don't even think of trying this out unless you are willing to total the book, though.

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Posted on: 2016/10/17 23:59


Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Good job. So this was a rewarding aquisition!
I'd be happy to own such a great copy of the book. You won't sell it?

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Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Laurin666 wrote:
Good job. So this was a rewarding aquisition!
I'd be happy to own such a great copy of the book. You won't sell it?


Yes, victory clawed from the jaws of defeat! Sadly, it is not a duplicate, so will be making a new long-term home on my shelf next to the Pleasure in Reading edition! As much as the plastic was a pain to get off, it has kept the book in good condition overall.

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That looks great, good work and congrats!

Posted on: 2016/10/18 12:20


Re: Removing sticky-backed plastic lamination
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Ta. I'm actually tempted to pick up some old junk books at some point with various ages and types of lamination and do some experimenting to figure out what seems to be removable and what isn't. I suspect most *isn't*, and I got a bit lucky in this case.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:19



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