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Post  getback Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:00 pm

I got a few sheets with this problem , any suggestions , they are stacked in my room have been for a few years . Most are thin 3/32  1/64  1/8 " stuff like that .. Thanks in advance , I think Fred had this problem but didn't say what he did after a search within the Forum Very Happy Small Cox Logo Very Happy
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Post  NEW222 Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:10 pm

Just a couple of thoughts of what I would do in this situation. Maybe try a light sanding with a flat bar sander with fine sandpaper, possibly a water and bleach solution applied with a spray bottle and then very well weighted down on a solid flat surface for a few days to make sure they remain straight. Possibly do the water/bleach thing first followed by the fine sanding?
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Post  crankbndr Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:18 pm

Possibly oil soap lightly applied to a rag, I have used light furniture polish on old cox boxes worked great.
Just a guess but water sounds bad.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:56 pm

Lay 'em flat, dust with compressed air, turn over do the other side.  A tack cloth if all else fails.
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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:40 pm

You aren’t going to get cigarette smoke or nicotine staining out, but dust and hair should just wipe off. Compressed air like Bob suggested will make short work of it.
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