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Re: Tambour roll top desk repair

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (67-22-200-210.albyny.adelphia.net)
Date: 4/26/5 14:12

In Response To: Re: Tambour roll top desk repair (roger demuth)

The worst part about using Duct tape is the adhesive it leaves behind. The tambour can be repaired gluing strips of canvas onto the existing canvas backing...the same way you tried to use duct tape. Unfortunately, removing the duct tape now from the repair area is probably going to be a chore to keep from wrecking the canvas and to keep from leaving behind duct tape adhesive which will prevent you from a good glue job. Duct tape adhesive has to be removed with Naptha or a commercial adhesive remover like "Oops", and care must be taken to any effect on the finish on the reverse side of the tambour. The tambour will need to be removed and repaired on a flat surface. You can buy some white canvas, like artists canvas, and "tape" the tambours together using strips of the canvas about 2" wide and hide glue. Make sure to do it neatly and allow for the extra thickness of the repairs in the track. Search the forum and you'll find some nice postings about working with tambours.

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