Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Amidala and old curtains
>From: Siebel San <siebelsan@...>I have a question. I found some incredible old
>>Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Amidala and old curtains
>Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 19:00:14 -0700 (PDT)
>curtains - shiny black with a red vine and flower pattern.the first thing you need to find out is the fiber content of the black
>However, they have this awful rubbery plastic backing on
>them that makes it impossible for the curtains to be made
>into any kind of clothing. Does anyone have any idea how to
>remove that backing without damaging the curtains? It
>seems to be glued on there pretty good. Any help would be
>greatly appreciated :-) Thanks much!
material. There are several solvents that may take off the backing, but
until you know the fiber content, they could destroy the fabric, too. Are
you familiar with burn testing for fiber content?
Some solvents include dry/cleaning fluid, acetone (or nail polish remover),
denatured alcohol. Acetone will dissolve acetate. Drycleaning fluid is
pretty safe on almost anything, but may not work the best.
My guess is any solvent that works is going to have noxious fumes, so work
in a well ventilated area AND wear a respirator. You could also ask your
local drycleaner for advice.
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