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Re: [BKARTS] Water stains



Put a blotter under the page.
Very lightly dampen a q-tip with water or 50/50 ethanol and water (better
than just water) then immediatly use a second blotter to dry the dampened
area (use pressure from a bone folder or a weight if you want to walk away).
It will take many applications to remove the stain.

--erika

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[mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bob Roberts
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:22 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Water stains

I not so cleverly introduced a small lovely brown-ringed stain to several
pages of a 1700's theological book I was rebinding. (While wetting
pastedowns, several drops of water ran up the inner joint and penetrated the
page edges in front of the headband.) Short of immersing the whole leaf, any
ideas of lightening the tide line?

Sad Bob

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