GROOM/STICK is a natural rubber cleaner with specific properties to create a surface dry-cleaner of high efficiency. The rubber's natural structure has been modified to make it permanently soft, kneadable and strongly tacky. Moisture, solvents and chemical additives have been excluded. As a non-abrasive, non-staining cleaner of paper and other library materials, GROOM/STICK gently but positively picks up a wide range of foreign matter. Graphite, carbon, charcoal, chalk, crayon, dry powder colors, mold spots, dust, dirt and grease are cleanly lifted off the surface and held in a "molecular trap" from which there is no escape. Its tenacious hold of extraneous matter in large quantity makes the rubber a useful store for precious metal dust or fragments which can be reclaimed by incineration in a smelting furnace. Since GROOM/STICK flows under its own weight or light pressure, the rubber is of special value in dry-cleaning engraved or worked surfaces, e.g. sculpture, arms and armor, jewelry. Pressed gently into the surface, the rubber conforms with any profile, "fuses" with trapped dirt and peels away cleanly. GROOM/STICK degreases surfaces to ensure efficient bonds with solder, adhesives or self-adhesive labels. Electrical contacts are improved, fingers cleaned and de-acidified before tackling sensitive jobs, flooded ball-point pens cleared. When not in use, the rubber should be stored between sheets of thick polythene of sufficient area to contain the rubber's tendency to flow. GROOM/STICK is produced by Picreator Enterprises Ltd., London England
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