Author Topic: How can you open a box without damaging it?  (Read 4762 times)

Offline Psyche

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How can you open a box without damaging it?
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:57:58 »
Ah...dear Red doesn't know about ironing blue boxes. I'll have to fix that.  :)

Maybe Sylvia or someone will have the photo descriptions (or it's in the Playmobil Collector) but the idea is that it makes it so you can open the box with ripping it up. On many items I don't care much about the box (though I am careful) but for something very rare or special where you want to keep the box as pristine as possible.

Basically, you can iron the flap (on low, placing a cloth between the box and the iron...and it will warm the adhesive so you can open the box without damage. (Also, make sure not to use steam. ;) )

It's like magic!

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Re: How can you open a box without damaging it?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 11:01:48 »
Here's a couple of links to fan-sites which give instructions on this:

Playfans.com

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Re: How can you open a box without damaging it?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 16:12:17 »
...and don`t forget to look at the rest of the site while you´re there ;D

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Re: How can you open a box without damaging it?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 20:33:55 »
Here's a couple of links to fan-sites which give instructions on this:

Playfans.com

jr-x.de

Hey, cool. A reference to my site! I'm very flattered.

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Re: How can you open a box without damaging it?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 20:45:10 »
Hey, cool. A reference to my site! I'm very flattered.

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It's the second one. ;D
See "Sharp Edges when Painting". ;)
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Re: How can you open a box without damaging it?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005, 21:14:06 »
It's the second one. ;D
See "Sharp Edges when Painting". ;)

Ups, you're right.  :-[ Just missed this (although I started reading this thread ... )