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Do the newer slabs offer any sort of UV protection?14896

Collector nightsnotover private msg quote post Address this user
I was wondering if the new slabs protected comics from UV light. I know Ultra Pro's acrylic display cases do, but Ultra Pro is not a grading service. So what about the new slabs from CBCS? As far as I can tell, the old slabs did not protect from UV light at all.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
I don't believe so, other than simply being a barrier between the book and light. I'm pretty sure it still allows UV light through.
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Forum Mascot Comicninja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
no it doesn't. However I do think it has a vent for off gassing.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
E Gerber Mylites are made out of their impregnated “Mylar D” which is 99% UV protective. They make bags large enough for slabs.

I’m not sure if the slabs offer any UV protection.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
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E Gerber Mylites are made out of their impregnated “Mylar D” which is 99% UV protective.


I didn't know this- Has it been this way for a while, or is it new-ish?
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
At least in the last 3-4 since I’ve been collecting. Before that IDK.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
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At least in the last 3-4 since I’ve been collecting. Before that IDK.


Thanks, I'll need to look into this. It's probably been 6-7 years since I purchased any, and I don't recall that being a feature.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Steve Borock stated there is very slight UV protection from the new slabs
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
More UV adds more of the blue tinge....could make the slabs opaque to really protect the books?
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Collector nightsnotover private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC Not that I doubt you but do you recall when/where he stated this?
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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@GAC Not that I doubt you but do you recall when/where he stated this?

I think it was in one of his interviews with a youtube person
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
E. Gerber products reportedly offer UV Protection:

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Anyone want to conduct an experiment to see how well it works?
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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E. Gerber products reportedly offer UV Protection:

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Anyone want to conduct an experiment to see how well it works?

That’s what I said 😒

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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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@GAC Not that I doubt you but do you recall when/where he stated this?

I think it was in one of his interviews with a youtube person


Yes, I don't remember exactly which youtube it was...I think he stated it here on the forum was well. He did say it....its marginal UV protection..very little but there's some.
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Just FYI, even 1% UV is terrible for anything with pigments and dyes. If you're in a room with windows to outdoors, I wouldn't recommend putting up books.

Kills me to not display stuff.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I am almost wondering if I should make or buy a dark tarp for my spinner rack. It is in my dark basement with only light through 1 block basement window on the other side of the basement. I would have to remove the tarp each time to enjoy it though. I currently am down there 2 to 4 times a week doing some bagging,boarding,cpr,sorting etc... Or maybe I should invest in Mylar bags for slabs.
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Or maybe I should invest in Mylar bags for slabs.


I've been using slab mylars for over a year. They look great, you should do this even just for display purposes.
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Collector nightsnotover private msg quote post Address this user
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I am almost wondering if I should make or buy a dark tarp for my spinner rack. It is in my dark basement with only light through 1 block basement window on the other side of the basement. I would have to remove the tarp each time to enjoy it though. I currently am down there 2 to 4 times a week doing some bagging,boarding,cpr,sorting etc... Or maybe I should invest in Mylar bags for slabs.


I love how that display setup looks! Maybe you could curtains for your window instead?
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