Removing Grease Pencil Marks On Books

From: Martin Scott Goldberg <>
Date: Wed Aug 13 12:17:00 2003

>> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, M Jones wrote:
>> > I have been looking for a solution to the problem of removing
>> > pencil marks on books. I noticed that some time back, someone
>> > this question. I do not know if an answer was ever given.
>> I hate these stupid thrift stores that do that. Retards.
>> Anyway, I never figured out a good way, short of using lots of eraser
>> heads. It usually leaves a big blotch, but sometimes I can
>> erase the grease pencil.

It depends where the marking is, on the inside on the paper or on the
cover. Grease pencil markings (which I see thrifts use all the time on
hardware as well) are very simple to remove. Just use Peanut Butter.
The oil in the peanut butter interacts with the pencil markings and breaks
it down so that it just rubs right off. Any left over peanut butter comes
right off with water.

That is why I asked where the markings are however, because you obviously
can't do this if it's on regular paper. Most book covers will handle this
just fine though, as will game carts, computer/console hardware, etc.

Received on Wed Aug 13 2003 - 12:17:00 BST

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