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    I recently acquired a book, whose previous owner wrote with a pencil what he bought it for and his estimated value.

    Despite being pencil, I softly erased it with a gum, but I do not know if it's because I know it's there, but I still can notice it.
    Any tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    I recently acquired a book, whose previous owner wrote with a pencil what he bought it for and his estimated value.

    Despite being pencil, I softly erased it with a gum, but I do not know if it's because I know it's there, but I still can notice it.
    Any tips?
    Cover it with electrical tape. I hear folks do that with their check engine lights and it works like a charm
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    Or write your name over it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    I recently acquired a book, whose previous owner wrote with a pencil what he bought it for and his estimated value.

    Despite being pencil, I softly erased it with a gum, but I do not know if it's because I know it's there, but I still can notice it.
    Any tips?
    When you erase you might actually be further damaging the book. Erasing can cause damage to the fibers of the paper. It can also smear the pencil lead.

    You might try different erasers since they act differently. Be careful with harder erasers since they can damage the paper more easily.

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    Thanks for the tips.
    And yes, I was trying to be careful and not damage the paper (i've seen it before, it can make the paper thinner....
    I will need to see if i can buy some other gums then..
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    I have to erase things in books because I sometimes do remarques on book pages in pencil. I first try using a kneaded eraser..It is gray and available in art supply venues. It sort if absorbs the graphite rather than rubs it. If a pencil mark you want to erase is dark , it has a lot of graphite content. In that case, press the kneaded eraser into the area to pick up the excess graphite before rubbing the area with it . If the pencil mark is light gray,l there may be more clay mixed with the graphite making the line more embedded into the fibers and denting the paper. If the line is persistant, I use the white elaser c found on the end of the Pentel Clicker mechanical pencils . Because it it whlte it is not likley to discolor the paper as a Pink type eraser might. If you fine you need to apply prassure to remove the graphite , place something thin and hard under the area you are erasing to prevent denting the page or the page underneath. A hotel room plastic entry card or something else hard ,thin and smooth to protect the page and the page beneath. . Check you are not overly destroying the paper fibers as you erase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Maitz View Post
    I have to erase things in books because I sometimes do remarques on book pages in pencil. I first try using a kneaded eraser..It is gray and available in art supply venues. It sort if absorbs the graphite rather than rubs it. If a pencil mark you want to erase is dark , it has a lot of graphite content. In that case, press the kneaded eraser into the area to pick up the excess graphite before rubbing the area with it . If the pencil mark is light gray,l there may be more clay mixed with the graphite making the line more embedded into the fibers and denting the paper. If the line is persistant, I use the white elaser c found on the end of the Pentel Clicker mechanical pencils . Because it it whlte it is not likley to discolor the paper as a Pink type eraser might. If you fine you need to apply prassure to remove the graphite , place something thin and hard under the area you are erasing to prevent denting the page or the page underneath. A hotel room plastic entry card or something else hard ,thin and smooth to protect the page and the page beneath. . Check you are not overly destroying the paper fibers as you erase.
    Excellent technique!
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    Excellent info from Don
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