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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have the original window sticker, POP, warranty card, and owners manual for my car. What is the best way to preserve these items? --- Is there a good way to preserve them so that they can be displayed at shows and such?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 05:45 PM
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Have the paper work laminated. It works great.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 05:53 PM
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Make a copy for a show because I do know of paper work walking off at shows.Its very sad but it happens and its not worth the chance.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 02:52 AM
 
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NEVER display original paperwork at a show!! Unfortunatley, there are a few bad apples out there. It WILL disappear sooner of later.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 03:12 AM
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I would also never take original copies to shows. Make color copies of the window sticker, build sheet, (they look almost like the real thing then) leave the POP at home, or make a copy of it also. I have laminated the copies and the brittle original ones I have also to save them, but the originals are in a better safe place.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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I was thinking of having them laminated but I was afraid that might be a no-no. I will make copies of them for shows and keep the originals in my safe deposit box.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 04:44 AM
 
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Make a copy and laminate them. Use the Laminated copies at the car shows. Keep the originals in safe storage (preferably in the house under climate controlled conditions). Keep them in the Dark Place and they should not fade.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 12:26 PM
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I'm not sure there are drawbacks with lamenting them, but another option is to put the window sticker in archival paper.

I'd be interested in a copy of the window sticker and POP if possible. Could you email me at [email protected]. Thanks!

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 02:48 PM
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I would not suggest laminating your originals. There is really no way to de-laminate them if need (to prove that they are originals).

The best way to store paper is in a dark, humidity contoled place (house with A/C or safety deposit box) in an acid free container. To go the extra mile, you can use acid free tissue paper between pages. Touch the paper with bare hands as little as possible. UV light and acid from your hands are the biggest culpret for yellowing. You can get the acid free stuff from stores like Hobby Lobby.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the info. I had full color copies made of everything (even, the POP turned out good!) and placed the originals in my safe deposit box. I put tissue paper between each one so that they don't stick together.

I only recently bought this car and the guy who sold it to me had the original window sticker, POP, and warranty book taped to a piece of cardboard that he would pull out at shows. It's amazing that they are still in descent shape.

Thanks Again,

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 11:40 AM
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If you are interested in framing it go to Deck the Walls and get in put in a conservation frame which cuts down on UV rays that cause the ink to fade plus the the backing is non acidic.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 05:41 AM
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Hey MAXIMUM69,
CRG would like a copy of your documentation if possible. But you don't list an email so I can't drop you a line.
I'm at [email protected].

Thanks!

And the more I think about it, I agree more with the preservation approach than laminating. Laminating seals it in, but it doesn't stop the aging. The correct mounting materials will significantly slow down the aging process.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 06:28 AM
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Don't laminate any paper document the chemical adhesives will destroy the paper over several years and it is a permanent process. Enclose them in a plastic folder and keep it in a safe place. Be carefull as to what kind of plastic sleeving they get placed in. Contact your local library to see if they have a document preservist on staff. Tell them what you have and what you want to do. I believe that Mylar sleeves (essentially a mylar folder open on edges) are the only acceptable plastic material for enclosing paper material, as most other plastics contain chemicals that will over time affect the paper.


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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 01, 03:13 PM
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You might want to visit the following site.
http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/conserv.htm

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 01, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks -- great link.

I didn't realize that old paperwork is "Self Destructive". I am going to see if there is any way to get that done locally. I sure don't want to lose that information.

Thanks,

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