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Re: Jenny- leather darkening
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Jenny- leather darkening
- From: "Scott K. Kellar" <0006385936@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 13:58:00 EST
- Message-id: <199607251901.MAA21307@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
There may not be anything you can do to lighten the darkened leather;
however, you might try lightly sanding the darkened part with very fine
sandpaper, followed by an anhydrous consolidant or wax. This sometimes
works. Suggestion for the future: don't do that again! Seriously though....
you would be better off to consolidate the deteriorated leather spine with
Klucel G (dissolved in 100% ethanol or isopropyl) then reattaching it to
your repair with a mix of PVA, methylcell and/or starch paste.