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Roughing Fluid

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Roughing Fluid is a solution that can be applied to playing cards to cause them to stick together (but not adhere).

Being used by card magicians by at least the 1930s for Rough and Smooth effects, the first solutions were made with diachylon (lead plaster).[1]

Magic Christian, in his book "Non-Plus Utra Volume 2", states that Hofzinser used diachylon for a trick, but not for the traditional rough and smooth effects.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diachylon