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Fray Check for Repairs


I love this Quick Tip I read in "Kovels' Advertising Collectibles Price List" and wish this was something I knew about a long time ago.

Have a tear on a piece of cardboard? Repair tears on with Fray Check!


  • Fray Check is a nylon plastic in an alcohol base.
  • Fray Check can be removed with rubbing alcohol
  • Can be purchased in sewing/craft departments and fabric stores
  • Always test in an inconspicious spot!
  • Fray Check dries white.
  • I would not do this on something that is very valuable, especially if I was planning to sell it. In that case I would look at getting the item professionally repaired. But for something that is for my own enjoyment and not worth huge bucks, this could be a great trick.

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