Keep a tis­sue handy

Alas­tair Ar­mit­stead

Model Rail (UK) - - The Club Room -

In MR252, Ge­orge Dent talks about the po­ten­tial and ac­tual dam­age from items be­ing in con­tact with bub­ble wrap. A few years ago, I was work­ing in a mu­seum, and I ac­quired a mu­seum-grade per­spex dis­play case that had be­come sur­plus to re­quire­ments. I wrapped the re­mov­able lid in bub­ble film for safety. About three years later I un­wrapped the lid to dis­cover lit­tle dim­ple marks, where it had been in con­tact with the bub­bles. The lid was a to­tal write-off as no amount of pol­ish­ing or other trick­ery would re­move the marks. So, from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, if you are us­ing bub­ble wrap, fol­low Ge­orge’s ad­vice and use acid-free tis­sue as a bar­rier medium.

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