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How to clean an old box with tape

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Sep 2, 2019. 7 Replies

I have an old 60s box with tape on it. I'd like to clean the wood but I am afraid to damage the tape. What is the best approach?Thanks,DaveContinue

 

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Dave replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"Thank you!"
Sep 2, 2019
Dave replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"The dirty area is really pronounced on one half of the top cover.  I'd like to at least even it out."
Sep 2, 2019
BrianQ. replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"I say, glue down the loose paper & put a clear coat on it. It’s perfect as it is? People pay extra for that kind of patina?"
Sep 2, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"Hi Dave, like said there's many ways and I'm sure others will chip in, but here's what I would do........ Make up a template out of timber or use suitable strip of aluminium angle so that one side of the angle covers the tape around…"
Sep 1, 2019
Dave replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"Here it is. Thx"
Sep 1, 2019
Dave replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
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Taffy Evans replied to Dave's discussion How to clean an old box with tape
"Hi Dave, there are many ways but without seeing the box and the tape in question I'd be worried I'd cause you to wreck it, with bad advice. What ever you try, if possible try it in an out of site place first. My thought is to leave old…"
Sep 1, 2019
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How to clean an old box with tape

I have an old 60s box with tape on it. I'd like to clean the wood but I am afraid to damage the tape. What is the best approach?Thanks,DaveSee More
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At 4:39pm on July 19, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

I would like to personally welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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