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58506Re: [Authentic_SCA] OT: taking care of "archaelogical" stuff

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  • gedney@OPTONLINE.NET
    Sep 30, 2010
      Mineral oil is an excellent choice for the key.
      It neutral and is available widely.
      I would not go with Olive oil, or nut oils.
      They are complex have several vegetative components, and can go rancid.
      You want an oil that will evaporate completely or oxidize to varnish, rather than turn to a gummy goo or go rancid.

      3in1oil is a good choice but it will evaporate rapidly requireing frequent reapplications.

      You should be able to get neatsfoot oil on line.
      are two places

      you can also use boiled linseed oil for the leather, though I dont like it as much.

      Brush clean the leather items and pack them away in a dry place wrapped in acid free paper until it arrives.
      Dont seal the container to prevent the accumulation of condensation.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Marianne Perdomo
      Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:58 pm
      Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] OT: taking care of "archaelogical" stuff
      To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com

      > Hello!
      > Seems like very sensible advice, all :) Thanks!
      > The only doubt is whether I'll be able to get neatsfoot oil here
      > (I never
      > heard the term until I got on leatherwork English-language
      > mailing lists). A
      > friend has suggested olive oil...
      > For the key... do you mean a good mineral oil, or the same kind
      > of thing?
      > Cheers!
      > Marianne
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