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Re: how to clean cloth covered boards



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Thanks, Dorothy,
    I've gotten some of it off with one of those dry--dry cleaning bags
(with the stuff in it that looks like loose pieces of eraser).  But not all.
I'll try the eraser next.
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From: "Dorothy Africa" <africa@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: how to clean cloth covered boards


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> You could try with vulcanized rubber sponge.  It will only remove surface
dirt,
> but that is a start.  I once spit cleaned a silk covered book, but it
takes
> forever.  I also wonder if spit cleaning is really all that clean, as far
as the
> next person handling it is concerned.  It does work, but only if the dye
is
> color fast.
>  Dorothy Africa
>
> virginia@GROVE.NET wrote:
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> > Hi,
> >     I'm in the process of putting back together a book whose boards are
> > covered with a silky texture (perhaps rayon) very light blue fabric.
It is
> > absolutely filthy.   Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning it?
> >     Thanks.
> > Virginia
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