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Re: keeping displays stuc

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Teresa Tipton (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 20:53:41 -0800 (PST)

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Also beware of the blue sticky tack version from I believe Scotch brand -
it is leaves residuals of itself on walls that are difficult to scrape
off. Short term exhibits are fine; longer term shows (+ one month) create

Teresa Tipton

On Mon, 17 Mar 1997, Gina Booth wrote:

> I'm not sure about the 3-M gray that warms in your hand but I use the
> yellow sticky tack a lot. However, warning, warning, for schools with
> painted cement block walls you will find that when you use it to put
> pictures on the wall, when the art is removed it can pull off little
> hunks/flakes of paint, leaving the old color or the cement wall showing
> and the administration will not be very pleased to
> put it mildly. Sticky tack works well on paneling etc and sheetrock.
> On Mon, 17 Mar 1997, Brian Foster wrote:
> > Kim:
> > The stuff from 3M that looks like grey modeling clay for sticking up
> > posters etc. works beautifully on almost any surface, I can't imagine how I
> > ever missed this stuff. You just kneed it your hand to warm it up and pull
> > off pea sized balls and use like tape "wads". It's a bit pricey but goes a
> > long way and (best of all is reuseable. I had an exhibit of over a hundred
> > of my kids pictures in the local post office for 2 weeks during Christmas
> > vacation and only a couple of them came loose despite drastic temperature
> > changes with the door opening in below zero weather. It is actually much
> > cheaper than tape in the long run...and a zillion times better.
> >

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