Removing Grease Pencil Marks On Books

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Tue Aug 12 11:17:00 2003

>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <>
>On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> I'm not sure if this will work for grease pencils but
>> you might give this a try. Get a can of brake-clean from
>> the auto parts store. Place the page on a paper towel such
>> that the marked side is against the towel. Spray some
>> brake-clean, starting in a circular motion from outside of the
>> mark to the center. Remove from the towel before it dries.
>> Repeat with clean towel as needed.
>> I'd advise checking on some material that is similar first.
>> As I recall, I used this method on something like a sharpie
>> mark once. Use out side. Brake-clean will give you a real
>> bad hangover. It is mostly solvents and dry cleaning fluid.
>I assume this evaporates to some considerable degree and does not leave
>any marks or residue on the paper?

Hi Sellam
 It is intended to leave no residue but if there are dyes
in the paper that it dissolves, it may leave rings. You need
to experiment a little. It will also dissolve some plastics
as well so always check first.
 It is used to remove oils and old brake fluid from brake parts
in cars. I often use it to degrease parts that need to be extra
clean, such as when cleaning surfaces to epoxy.

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