Removing Grease Pencil Marks On Books

From: Joe <>
Date: Tue Aug 12 13:13:42 2003

At 09:13 AM 8/12/03 -0700, you wrote:
>>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.

   I use the spray on brake cleaner to clean off the old dried up grease on
gummed up floppy drives. (The HP dual sided drives are notorious for this.)
 I haven't had any problem with it attacking plastics used on the disk
drives but I'd still recommend testing it first.

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