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Old 04-01-2006, 07:27 AM
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Posted By: Jeff Mohler

I just picked up an E210 Heathcot(e) with a lot of scrapbook residue on ebay last weekend. I received it yesterday, stuck it in some warm water and the residue practically floated right off. However, after the card dried, a water stain remained around much of the back edge. Any ideas on how to get that off or what I did wrong?

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PS. NO I did not trim it (yet)!!

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Old 04-01-2006, 07:33 AM
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Posted By: Keith O'Leary

Hi Jeff,

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I'm guessing you used tap water and its either Lancaster City water (ours is green here at work ) or it came from a well and is hard. From the sound of things, I'm betting the inside of the card dried before the perimeter because of the capillary action of the water migrating there.

Distilled would have been a safer bet. Maybe try resoaking it in some and sandwich*the card between something absorbent and clean to draw the water out as the card*dries.

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Old 04-01-2006, 08:02 AM
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Posted By: Jim F

That is the chance you take when you soak a card. Even if you use distilled water, 80 years of toxins from the air and acid from the paper it was stuck to are awakened. And the trimming comment, not cool. Jim

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Old 04-01-2006, 08:08 AM
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Posted By: Keith O'Leary

Jim, I know Jeff and*I took the trimming comment for what it was...sarcasm.

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Old 04-01-2006, 09:07 AM
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Posted By: Jeff Mohler

Sorry to offend anyone. I would never trim a card. I was just referring to the lengthy thread from a few months ago about soaking and trimming,etc.

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Old 04-01-2006, 09:42 AM
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Posted By: Jim F

Sorry to over react. Too much coffee this morning. Jim

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Old 04-01-2006, 10:31 AM
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Posted By: Frank Wakefield

Hey there...

You need to resoak. Kinda like after you soap up the water in the bath tub or shower you then need to rinse off. Distilled water is realistically a tiny bit better, but not worth the trip to the store to buy it.

So soak in again for an hour or so, then gently dribble tap water on the back side, (from close to the tap, not at a great distance so the card is pounded) and then gently blot with a paper towel before putting the card between paper and a stack of books. That should rinse away your stain.

While I've soaked many cards to remove flour paste and scrapbook paper, I've yet to trim a card. But these trim cops are just a bit too much. I wonder if they ever clip their nails, or do they want to stay "original" and "untrimmed"?

Chill, trim cops. You react as if someone stole your dependants and claimed them on their tax returns before you could file.

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Posted By: Jim F

Looks like someone else drank a little too much of something this morning. Trim cops? Soak a card for an hour?? Let me know how your card soup turns out.

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Old 04-01-2006, 12:24 PM
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Posted By: jay behrens

sounds more like tea or broth to me

Jay

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