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    removing sellotape from acrillibeast pelt

    I found some really nice - though small - pieces of artificial fur at the local scrap store. One of the nicest has two wide strips of sticky tape at the top, and I wondered if the usual trick of using olive oil - as on real fur - would be the best way to attempt to remove it, followed by an application of washing up liquid and a swift wash.

    Has anyone any experience of doing similar - and did it work?

    Anne the Pleater
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    I use mayonnaise. The main ingredient is Olive Oil.
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    Ah - I'll give it a try as well then - there is enough tape to have a go at...

    Anne the Pleater
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    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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    I've used olive oil and canola (rape seed) oil on natural furs like beaver, wolverine, bear, martin and some hairs such as deer to clean off sticky substances. They are just natural oils, so no harm. Use a very small quantity and gently stroke it in, then carefully wipe it away with tepid water. Whatever residue remains is not harmful to the fur. A few applications may be necessary in severe cases. Soap is a killer for natural fur, of course. I suppose natural oils would work well on artificial furs as well, but perhaps try them on a wasteable scrap. I wouldn't want to use mayo on natural fur for the other ingredients in commercial products, but a good luke-warm wash afterwards may get rid of those, too.

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