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Old 21-09-22, 08:09 PM
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Default Paper residue on the rear of cloth badges

I'm sure many of us have purchased badges with paper residue stuck to the rear. I would like to share a little trick that I have sucessfully used in the past on various occasions.

I found that the glue that was used was often water based, so I decided to soak the badge in water. After approximately 15 minutes, the glue became soft and the paper was easily (yet slowly and carefully!) removed with a pair of tweezers.

The latest badge I worked on was a Chindits formation sign. I was not entirely sure of its originality when I bought it as the rear was mostly covered with paper, but after being able to remove it I am happy to see it is an original glue back badge.
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