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Re: [BKARTS] Don't want to stain inner joints

  You might try a dab of klucell G, Cellugel, or similar sealant on the
areas exposed along the exterior of the spine.  Let it dry thoroughly
before you do your reback.  Also, use the absolute minimum of adhesive on
your rebacking material, no blobs or puddles allowed, and if you can bone
down the reback without resorting to the use of a press, so much the
better.  Good luck!
  Dorothy A.

At 10:45 AM 3/18/2003, you wrote:
Question for the experts: I'm rebacking a cloth-bound book that has its
1850's clay-coated endsheets and inner joints intact. They're light
orange, and ready to be stained even by mention of moisture! As the
backside of those inner joints are exposed at the spine, any suggestions
on how to keep them dry while tucking the new spine material into the grooves?

Bob Roberts

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