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Old 02-26-2023, 12:46 AM
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what's the best and safe procedure for removing a mold spot on a card without harm?

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Old 02-26-2023, 07:14 AM
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what's the best and safe procedure for removing a mold spot on a card without harm?
I have zero experience with this but doing a quick search, I came up with this info which may help?
https://www.google.com/search?q=clea...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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just curious did it work? how did the card come out?
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I've never had the guts to test the method Irv linked, so I'm curious if anyone has tried it too. I have a few mold damaged cards I'd like to preserve, but I'm not sure how damaging the mold really is. This one, for example, I have had for 20 years and has grown no worse than when acquired. The moldy smell has dissipated.
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I've never had the guts to test the method Irv linked, so I'm curious if anyone has tried it too. I have a few mold damaged cards I'd like to preserve, but I'm not sure how damaging the mold really is. This one, for example, I have had for 20 years and has grown no worse than when acquired. The moldy smell has dissipated.
I just reopened the link and seen the suggestion about bleach.
When I did the quick google search, I thought there were many ways of removing mold besides using bleach and that was the point of my link.
Personally, although I've never tried it, I would be hesitant to use bleach myself but maybe I'm overthinking it? (Diluted? Possibly?)

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I just reopened the link and seen the suggestion about bleach.
When I did the quick google search, I thought there were many ways of removing mold besides using bleach and that was the point of my link.
Personally, although I've never tried it, I would be hesitant to use bleach myself but maybe I'm overthinking it? (Diluted? Possibly?)
Iíve only used bleach in tests of doctoring methods for my education and edification into what the scammers can do. Results were very mixed. Definitely scared to use bleaching methods for preservation. Some sort of possibly diluted bleaching agent or hydrogen peroxide should do it though. I guess I need to grow mold on some worthless test cards first
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According to this site, baking soda might work?

https://indoorgamebunker.com/how-to-...aseball-cards/
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Iíve only used bleach in tests of doctoring methods for my education and edification into what the scammers can do. Results were very mixed. Definitely scared to use bleaching methods for preservation. Some sort of possibly diluted bleaching agent or hydrogen peroxide should do it though. I guess I need to grow mold on some worthless test cards first
Yes, that would be a wise decision.
Don't know where I read it, if I even did, but I recall something to the effect about freezing the mold laden piece(s) and when froze, the mold will flake/fall off?

Decided to look it up.
The best thing to do is to either freeze the volumes first if they are not too large and then rub them down again with alcohol or to simply remove the mold with alcohol. I recommend freezing them first to make removing it easier.
https://www.ala.org/alcts/preservati...%20it%20easier.

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According to this site, baking soda might work?

https://indoorgamebunker.com/how-to-...aseball-cards/
Another possibility for sure but this reminds me I need to/should purchase some of those silicate packets.
Does anyone use them here or is there info one shouldn't?

I have some cards in shoeboxes so I'm thinking these might not be a bad idea?

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Another possibility for sure but this reminds me I need to/should purchase some of those silicate packets.
Does anyone use them here or is there info one shouldn't?

I have some cards in shoeboxes so I'm thinking these might not be a bad idea?
Iíve used them around cards for years. Iíll put a few around card boxes, but not inside directly where it could attract more moisture to where I donít want it. Inside the safe, but not in the card boxes themselves seems to work for me. My moody cards were all bought that way
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Iíve used them around cards for years. Iíll put a few around card boxes, but not inside directly where it could attract more moisture to where I donít want it. Inside the safe, but not in the card boxes themselves seems to work for me. My moody cards were all bought that way
Interesting. I just assumed inside the boxes would be ideal as opposed to placing them outside, but you likely have a good point there.
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Scared to use bleach thought it may hurt the colors, did try hydrogen peroxide which did removed old wax off a card but although in my case no perfect results on the mold spot. I softly rubbed the spot with a dry soft cotton ball which helped a little , the hydrogen peroxide didn't seem to hurt the card--I do know a company in Memphis Tenn. FREEZE DRYED along with some chemical some 1969 Topps football rack packs from a flood with pretty good results

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They're very slightly hard to find, but sites about archiving materials and art have some sound suggestions.

The most popular method seems to be freezing something with active mold for 72 hours to kill the mold, then removing by dabbing with an artists gum eraser, the one that's like clay.

Alcohol at 70% also seems popular, but should be tested on something less interesting or hidden, to be sure it won't affect the inks.
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