REVERSING FUSION 4000

The Gilded Lily

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I'VE GOT WRINKLES IN A NEWSPAPER PAGE THAT WAS MOUNTED ON BLACK ACID FREE FOAMCORE WITH FUSION 400 IN A VACUUM PRESS AT THE STATED 180D FOR 3 MINUTES. WE THEN PUT IT BACK IN AT 210D TO RELEASE IT (AS STATED IN THEIR INSTRUCTIONS) BUT IT WON'T BUDGE. ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS.
DON
 

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You may have better luck reheating it WITHOUT the vacuum.

If you have a shrink wrapper with the heat gun, try using the heat to lift one corner and then progressively remove the whole thing. Be careful not to scorch the paper - or your fingers. Use a lower heat setting and keep the heat gun moving.

Good luck. The Fusion may lift from the fomecore but remain on the newsprint and preserve the wrinkles for you.

Next time, try pre-mounting the Fusion to the fomecore (using release paper) and then mounting the newsprint in a second step. Or frame a good copy of the article instead.

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IF you don't have a heat gun like Ron said use a tacking iron.

I have had limited success with this.
 

The Gilded Lily

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Ron and Jerry,
Thanks for the tips. Now that I'm fully discouraged, do you have any sources for replacement newspapers? Specifically the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12/07/2003. Apparently, they only have reprint copies not in the original size.
Thanks.
 

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What no thanks for me?

Newbies.

Try to get a reprint and have it blown up.
 

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LOL at Ron!

Sometimes the customer has extra copies. It's worth a call to save yourself alot of effort and anxiety. Let 'em know you're working to correct the problem and they are much more understanding.
 

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OK, OK Thank you Jb, OzDave, Janet. noR, evah I sey.
|Now, here's how you do it. |First have a lot of patience, say 3 or so hours of. Use a regular home iron with no steam on medium setting. |Heat up a corner and CAREFULLY slip and exacto knife under it to lift it off. Getting started is the hardest part. Gradually and GENTLY pull back until you get resistance and then iron some more and pull, etc. etc. until you get half way across the top. I used a pair of bent nose tweezers to pull so you can grab the paper not at one point but over about a half inch area. PATIENCE. Then go to the opposite top corner and do the same until the entire top edge is loose. |Now you can really roll. You don't need the tweezers anymore. |Steady pressure pulling while your partner moves the iron. This will melt the |Fusion 4000 will you are pulling. Small areas at a time as it wants to harden quick. Did I mention patience? |Once the entire page is removed and it WILL be removed, you can iron it back onto a sheet of black Kraft paper. |There is enough 4000 remaining on the back of the newspaper to do this. |Don't try to iron it on another piece of foamcore because the heat ripples it. |Once it's on the paper, then dry mount the whole thing back onto a foamcore. |It came out nearly perfect. |You would not know where the wrinkles were unless you REALLY looked hard and then it looks like a typical newspaper anyway. We really dodged a bullet.
Now if some one could tell me how to get rid of these annoying vertical marks before or after nearly every time I| capitalize a letter on this computer, my life will be complete.
||Thanks, |Don
 

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/I like the lines slanted a little myself.
\It adds a little visual interest.
_Have a good day all.
 

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Sounds like you got it all figured out, Don.

Also, you could have soaked it with adhesive release and put it under a piece of glass (to inhibit evaporation a little) for about 30 minutes, and simply peeled it off.

But a few cautions:
1. Adhesive release is toxic, so do it with good - no, excellent ventilation.
2. Sometimes it dissolves ink on the paper, but not always.
3. It doesn't always work, but it's cheaper than a conservator.
 

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Originally posted by Jim Miller:

1. Adhesive release is toxic, so do it with good - no, excellent ventilation.
Where's the fun in that?
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