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 Posted 03/31/2015  9:36 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I think I remember of other members mentioning what material they used to make replacement slides for the Whitman albums. I tried the search feature but found nothing but I may not have done it right.

Does any one know what the material is, where it can be picked up and a rough estimate of the cost? Thank you, I need 13 of them.
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 Posted 03/31/2015  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This thread talks about replacements for Dansco, but should apply for Whitman albums
http://goccf.com/t/136285

either contact Whitman or make your own out of spare currency holders
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 Posted 03/31/2015  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found that thread and a few others by searching for "replacement slides"
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The clear plastic slide sheets are made from polyvinylacetate. (PVA) It does not have plasticizer softening oil in it, or chlorides.

The same material is used for clear packaging for shirt boxes, toys, games, tools, bulk battery packaging, electronic products, and small electrical and plumbing products.
I usually cut up all of this type of packaging I can find, that is flat, and save it until I need it.

In your case, flat PVA sheet recovered from shirt boxes is probably your best bet.

It is great for strengthening insert material when required inside Mylar / cardboard 2x2's. Some better quality coin flips are made of PVA as well.

PVA sheet is completely harmless for long term storage for coins, otherwise the album manufacturers wouldn't use the stuff.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I tried going on Whitman web site
hoping they would sell the plastic
slides for my albums. but they don't. I guess they want you to buy a whole new album instead.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might be able to find some acetate sheets at a local craft store. You can cut them down to size for your albums.
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I tried going on Whitman web site
hoping they would sell the plastic
slides for my albums. but they don't.

If you don't want to make your own, at that web site there should be a customer's service phone number. Try calling that number and give a sob story about how they don't sell slides and you've always been a big fan of Whitman. I did that some time ago and they sent me a package of them free.
Otherwise, try some coin stores for old, used Albums. They should be rather cheap and use those slides.
At coin shows I've never seen just the slides for sale. I wonder if a person could make enough of them to sell for a profit.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help I will look for the mentioned materials.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm still having the same problem today with these, as I have had for years. It's bugged me for years! Have you ever tried cleaning them?

I knew, why waste your time. Just buy new ones. As stated, you can't find them or very difficult to find without buying new pages and removing them.

Use Windex. Take them out of the album first!

100% better! Spray Windex on them and rub it/work it in with your fingers. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cotton cloth.

Not good pictures but these are what mine looked like before. You get the point. Sorry, I don't have the after results. They were so clear/clean, you couldn't tell where the slide was in the picture. But trust me, it works.








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100% better! Spray Windex on them and rub it/work it in with your fingers. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cotton cloth.

Not good pictures but these are what mine looked like before. You get the point. Sorry, I don't have the after results. They were so clear/clean, you couldn't tell where the slide was in the picture. But trust me, it works.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can make your own . Go to a large craft store like Hobby Lobby , Michaels or A.C. Moore . They have sheets of different gauge plastic , just make sure they are not made with PVC .
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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They have sheets of different gauge plastic , just make sure they are not made with PVC .
Acetate. I mentioned that back on 4/1/15.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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just make sure they are not made with PVC


Tony- Are the sheets labeled, what they are made of?
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like I said, look for acetate sheets. That is what these albums use.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Acetate. I mentioned that back on 4/1/15


I missed that as well. Duh!
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