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Re: [BKARTS] wax on paper

I have had good success with an iron and blotting paper to remove most of the wax from paper especially if it is beeswax. The stain left by pollen might be harder to claen off however.
At 08:55 PM 8/10/04 -0400, you wrote:
>I recently attended a workshop on Coptic binding, in which we used waxed linen
>thread for the sewing.  As I was transporting the books after the workshop,
>they got hot and the wax from the thread has apparently melted and left greasy
>stains on some of the endpapers and inside some of the signatures.  I've
>already learned my lesson about letting the books get too warm, but is there
>any way to remove the stains from the paper?  Thank you in advance for any
>--Amy Self

David Allen
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Victoria, British Columbia
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