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3/10/14 6:20pm - Original Message: 'Protecting your Corvette Documentation?'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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I just today closed on my '82 CE and the CA owner sent me the Window Sticker, Tank Sticker/Build Sheet.  As you can see they have yellowed and the paper is ok but starting to feel a little frail, if you know what I mean.  To those of you who have such documentation, what is your recommendation to preserve and protect them? 
 
 
 
They are cool to have on display and handy at a show, but they need protection.  the Tank Sticker is currently in a sheet protector and the Window Sticker is just folded and has now special protection.  Has anyone Laminated their documentation and is this the preferred way to protect them?  Thx in advance, rick


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3/10/14 10:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Protecting your Corvette Documentation?'
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First....do NOT laminate either of the documents. It will ruin them. Make several good copies of both, to use as display items for shows, etc. if you plan to show the car. Laminate the COPIES, if you wish.
Your best bet for protection is to keep them out of any light, as much as possible. A protective sleeve is good, just be sure the sheets fit loosely....not to tight, as you want to be able to remove them if needed without tearing them.
Other than that, I can't help. You might check with your local library to see if they know of a local paper conservator that could give you more help in preserving these documents. Please, Guard and protect them!
I'm a great proponent of keeping/preserving historical documents when it pertains to Corvettes...we need to save as much as we can for future Corvette aficionados. Thumbs Up

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3/11/14 12:06am - Reply: 'Re: Protecting your Corvette Documentation?'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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Adams' Apple said: First....do NOT laminate either of the documents. It will ruin them. Make several good copies of both, to use as display items for shows, etc. if you plan to show the car. Laminate the COPIES, if you wish.
Your best bet for protection is to keep them out of any light, as much as possible. A protective sleeve is good, just be sure the sheets fit loosely....not to tight, as you want to be able to remove them if needed without tearing them.
Other than that, I can't help. You might check with your local library to see if they know of a local paper conservator that could give you more help in preserving these documents. Please, Guard and protect them!
I'm a great proponent of keeping/preserving historical documents when it pertains to Corvettes...we need to save as much as we can for future Corvette aficionados. Thumbs Up

Thanks I'll see if I can find a local paper conservator and get help.  

I feel especially blessed that the previous owner had these, because when I went to the NCM site and looked under Build Sheets to get copies, they identified 3 groups of VINs that they had no documentation for and mine is in one of those groups.  So these are all there is!!!

Thanks again and I'll post if I find out anything worthy of sharing with the Registry.



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3/11/14 6:22pm - Reply: 'Re: Protecting your Corvette Documentation?'
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I guess I was lucky that the NCM had my documentation and I was able to purchase laminated copies from them.

If you can find a photo shop that does archival protection of old photos, they might be able to help you with acid-free paper or clear protectors.

Good luck and I'll see you at the museum.


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