View Full Version : Coffee stains on favourite tomes
6th July 2005, 10:40 AM
This may be an extremely tenuous connection to this board, but here goes:
Just wondering if anyone has a tip for removing coffee splashed onto the exposed page-ends of a closed book. Thanks.
6th July 2005, 01:42 PM
Why would you want to remove them? I think weird stains on books look cool!
6th July 2005, 02:05 PM
Hehe, guess I'm just a bit anal about these things.
6th July 2005, 03:03 PM
Well, I'm no expert, certainly, but I don't know if there is a safe way to remove stains from a book without damaging the book itself...
7th July 2005, 02:46 PM
Depends how far the stain extends inwards on the page. You could try and carefully shave the edge down with a razor blade.
Reading the thread title reminded me of a little incident from Babylon 5. Narn holy books are hand copied exactly as the original is presented. Towards the end of the series, Ambassador G'kar begins to write a book that he lends to Garibaldi. Garibaldi accidentally gets a coffee ring stain on some of the pages. Later, the book begins to be seen as holy by other Narns. All future copies will now have mysterious stains meticulously copied into them...