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Old 07-10-2017, 08:51 AM
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Default Old magazine page/glue problem

Hello ... I wasn't sure where to post this ... so I thought I'd try here first.

I have an old Sport Magazine issue that has a subscription card insert with glue that over time decided to stick to an adjacent page. This is not the first time I've seen this happen in an old magazine.

So my question is ... is there a way to apply some heat or moisture to the insert or page to allow me to pull the page free of the subscription card insert ... without tearing the page? I thought about using a hair dryer and a tad of water from a small sponge ... but magazine pages are so thin and rip very easily. Maybe someone here on this board has a better solution? Any advice is welcome. Thank you.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:32 PM
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I have a large collection of Sport magazines and have had very little success doing anything with their pages. I have not come across that specific problem, but the pages are so thin, they seem to rip or become damaged with even minimal manipulation. I might try heat from a hair dryer or iron with a towel above, but that's about it.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:29 AM
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Thank you for the reply Mark. I may try an iron with a towel between. I think that might render a gentler result. Either way ... I'll post my findings here. Thank you for that suggestion!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:50 AM
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Just reporting back my results using an iron/towel. Mixed results actually.

The first magazine I tried this method on seemed to allow the page to be pulled from the subscription insert glue with minimal paper loss. Seemed like the heat of the iron helped a little.

The second magazine ... the iron/towel was no help at all. The heat did not seem to make any appreciable difference in how much the glue was adhering to the page.

I used a standard iron with a thick wash cloth (no water). Iron on medium heat. Put wash cloth over area of page stuck to glue and laid iron on wash cloth at intervals of 30-45 seconds till page seemed warm to hot (I tried varying degrees of heat). I did not move the iron while it laid on the wash cloth.

Bottom line ... the heat seemed to work a little on one magazine and not at all on the other magazine. The whole process of doing this didn't seem to damage the page ... so I might try it again some day when I have a little more patience. So now my wife can have her iron back :-)
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for reporting back. Those Sport Magazines are tough as the paper is so thin. Glad to hear you were at least partially successful.

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