Speaking of testing drymount methods

Rozmataz

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This is a really wierd one...

Have an b/w photo that was probably "mounted" about 30 years ago, if customer's memory serves them right!

I have removed old photos before... and this "appeared to be drymounted" as you could see the edge of the old tissue that was a little larger than the photo itself. But a corner had already lifted and it felt more like an old "rubber cement" mounting job.

Hmmm... maybe it's both?!? Anyway, I put it on a very low temp in the heat press and voila - it removed very easily - much easier than I expected - but as it was being peeled off... a strange thing was happening... the "adhesive" was turning into a feathery/cob webby thingy.

Anyone ever experience this?

BTW - the photo is just fine.

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Greg Fremstad

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That was probably Fotoflat from Seal back in the 60-70's It worked OK but reversed itself with heat. Like when hung over a fireplace or heat register.

If I remember right, it can be disolved with acetone.
 

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Sounds like the old wax based ones. Much easier to remove than the modern ones. The feathery string thing is the tip off. Soluble in n-heptane (unseal, undo..)

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Sorry, yes, I'm sure Bill and Gregg are right. I focused on the "feathers" part of the description which reminded me of the adhesive "strings" one gets when removing the waxy drymount papers with heat.

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Rozmataz

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The "feathers" are so light and fluffy - they disinegrate... so thank you all for your insight!
 
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