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Beverly Marsh
05-20-2016, 07:11 AM
I'm sure there is no good way to do this other than white out but if anyone knows please share :)

webstar1000
05-20-2016, 07:13 AM
Uggg... sell book and get a new one:( It really is the only way. I could NOT stand that Bev... :(

Beverly Marsh
05-20-2016, 07:15 AM
Yeah, it's driving me crazy. The rest of the book and DJ are in really good shape but when I opened it lo and behold there's the name. In pen. It's definitely a replaceable book though so I will probably do that....

Room 217 Caretaker
05-20-2016, 07:29 AM
It won't be perfect but.......

Take a piece of packing tape. Cut the tape to fit perfectly over the name. Fold one end to give you a small lip to grab. Press the tape hard over the name to allow the tape to stick. Wait a couple minutes. Grab the folded end and SLOWLY pull up. Repeat until all ink is gone.

Yes, you will have a rough patch where the ink used to be, but it will be gone. Not perfect, but it really works.

Mulleins

Bev Vincent
05-20-2016, 07:31 AM
It's easier to just change YOUR name...

Beverly Marsh
05-20-2016, 07:31 AM
Awesome! I will try this first before I throw in the towel and replace it. Thank you!

Beverly Marsh
05-20-2016, 07:37 AM
It's easier to just change YOUR name...

Hahaha! This is true. I don't really want to be a male though. At least not until they get the whole bathroom thing situated :smile_002:

ELazansky
05-20-2016, 08:00 AM
My First Edition Night Shift has the owner's name on the front board, underneath the DJ flap. Doesn't bother me at all. It may not be worth the same amount as a Fine copy, but the book is in excellent shape and they are getting harder to come by.

T-Dogz_AK47
05-20-2016, 09:07 AM
I had a previous owner's name on a 1/1 Gunslinger, so I removed it using Tipp-Ex.

Brian861
05-21-2016, 12:01 AM
It's easier to just change YOUR name...

Hahaha! This is true. I don't really want to be a male though. At least not until they get the whole bathroom thing situated :smile_002:

:emot-roflolmao:

herbertwest
05-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765

Randall Flagg
05-30-2018, 01:35 PM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765
Replace the FFE

herbertwest
05-31-2018, 12:11 AM
FFE?

Tommy
05-31-2018, 01:09 AM
FFE?

FFE = Front Free Endpaper

Father Cody
05-31-2018, 04:15 AM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765
Replace the FFE

Is that a joke or do you mean having it done by a book re-binder or what? (Serious question)

Tommy
05-31-2018, 04:40 AM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765
Replace the FFE

Is that a joke or do you mean having it done by a book re-binder or what? (Serious question)

It can be done. Here is one method...

How to Replace Endleaves (http://www.bookthink.com/0076/76alt.htm)

I've never done anything like this so I don't know how well it would work.

Father Cody
05-31-2018, 04:49 AM
Wow! Very interesting but theres no way I could do that haha. Im a little tempted to try on some old worthless book to see how difficult it really is though. Thanks for the link, Tommy.

Randall Flagg
05-31-2018, 06:42 AM
Have a book binder do it for you.

herbertwest
05-31-2018, 06:46 AM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765
Replace the FFE

Is that a joke or do you mean having it done by a book re-binder or what? (Serious question)

It can be done. Here is one method...

How to Replace Endleaves (http://www.bookthink.com/0076/76alt.htm)

I've never done anything like this so I don't know how well it would work.


Not worth on a 30 book then :)
Thanks though cause it could interest other people for more valuable ones

Father Cody
05-31-2018, 10:46 AM
Have a book binder do it for you.

Coincidentally I just learned about one that Yegor speaks very highly of. Ive always wanted to try having a book re-bound (right word?). Seems like a lot of fun. Plus weve got the master of rebinds right here on TDT that I can bug for tips. :biggrin:

Randall Flagg
05-31-2018, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the flattery, but Dragon Rebound is pretty cool too.

Father Cody
05-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Haha oh yeah how could I forget about them?

Br!an
06-09-2018, 11:25 AM
Are there any tips to get rid of names written with a pen, like this one? :)

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/33872634_10209197146645138_8643321129978560512_o.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d988cda35373b580b8a4cb562e81ca4e&oe=5BC26765
Replace the FFE

Is that a joke or do you mean having it done by a book re-binder or what? (Serious question)

It can be done. Here is one method...

How to Replace Endleaves (http://www.bookthink.com/0076/76alt.htm)

I've never done anything like this so I don't know how well it would work.


Not worth on a 30 book then :)
Thanks though cause it could interest other people for more valuable ones

Not worth a 30 book for sure. A more valuable book could be saved by having a professional replace the offending page.

When the writing isn't too bold, erasing the area could help. What you are really doing is damaging the book to an acceptable level in order to remove the writing. When the writing is too bold/deep, that isn't really an option. Even trying to erase pencil can be problematic.

Not to be a dick (while being one), :dick: but the page with writing on it doesn't appear to be the FFE. Isn't the pastedown orange? If so the FFE will be orange as well, since it's the same piece of paper.

Randall Flagg
06-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Not to be a dick, but the writing appears to be on the FFE, not the pastedown.
FFE stands for Free (as in not pasted down ) front endpaper. The term is "non-binding", as in it could be the backside of the pastedown, or the first page to follow.
A professional could replace either or both. Of course it's aways a CBA (cost benefit analysis ).

Br!an
06-09-2018, 03:56 PM
The front and back of the book both have endpapers. Half of the endpaper is pasted down to the board and half isn't. The half pasted down is often referred to as the pastedown and the half that isn't pasted is referred to as the free endpaper. So we have a front endpaper consisting of the front pastedown and the front free endpaper and a rear endpaper consisting of the rear pastedown and rear free endpaper.

Any page that isn't a part of the endpaper is not referred to as an endpaper. It could be referred to as a flyleaf.

It appears to me that the endpaper for that book is orange. If so, the free endpapers are also orange.

Perhaps I'm seeing orange that isn't there. :orely:

herbertwest
04-26-2019, 05:48 AM
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?

Brian861
04-26-2019, 09:32 AM
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 :)

Garrell
04-26-2019, 09:47 AM
Or write your name over it?

Br!an
04-27-2019, 06:26 AM
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.

Gum - http://www.shopbrodart.com/Library-Supplies/Book-Care-and-Repair-Supplies/Erasers/_/Able-Rub-Art-Gum-Erasers/?q=eraser
Plastic - http://www.shopbrodart.com/Library-Supplies/Book-Care-and-Repair-Supplies/Erasers/_/Staedtler-Mars-Plastic-Eraser/?q=eraser
Vinyl - http://www.shopbrodart.com/Library-Supplies/Book-Care-and-Repair-Supplies/Erasers/_/Sanford-Magic-Rub-Vinyl-Eraser/?q=eraser
Sponge - http://www.shopbrodart.com/Library-Supplies/Book-Care-and-Repair-Supplies/Cleaners/_/Absorene-Dirt-Eraser/?q=eraser
Kneadable Rubber - http://www.shopbrodart.com/Library-Supplies/Book-Care-and-Repair-Supplies/Erasers/_/Kneadable-Rubber-Eraser/?q=eraser

herbertwest
04-27-2019, 11:08 AM
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..

Don Maitz
04-29-2019, 06:07 AM
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.

Br!an
04-29-2019, 06:42 AM
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! :thumbsup:

Garrell
04-29-2019, 07:26 AM
Excellent info from Don

herbertwest
09-17-2020, 10:06 AM
I just recieved some very rare french audiobook tapes, from a library.
The boxset has library barcode etc, taped onto the boxset... any suggestions to take them off?

herbertwest
09-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Well, forget it : there was a thin plastic layer that could easily be peeled off and it had the library stickers attached to it.
Peeled off easily and with everything :)

Brian861
09-17-2020, 10:49 PM
Well, forget it : there was a thin plastic layer that could easily be peeled off and it had the library stickers attached to it.
Peeled off easily and with everything :)

Glad it worked out so easily for you. That could have been a real disaster trying to get it off without damaging the box.

herbertwest
09-18-2020, 01:40 AM
Yeah, I know. I was kind of worried until I saw that it was peeling off very easily and without issues :)

Sai Sheb
09-19-2020, 10:36 PM
Nothing worse than buying a book with a fucking sticker on the front that has been taped down.
A local second hand book store near me does it...
Any ideas on peeling scotch tape of the front cover with out it peeling the colours off?
I thought of steam but didn't want to get the whole book wet...

Br!an
09-20-2020, 05:45 AM
Nothing worse than buying a book with a fucking sticker on the front that has been taped down.
A local second hand book store near me does it...
Any ideas on peeling scotch tape of the front cover with out it peeling the colours off?
I thought of steam but didn't want to get the whole book wet...

Lighter fluid on Q-tips works well. You need to get the tape up a bit to get the fluid to the adhesive. Pull the tape slowly while working the fluid under it.

http://pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/418227/450.jpg

Brian861
09-20-2020, 10:11 AM
Nothing worse than buying a book with a fucking sticker on the front that has been taped down.
A local second hand book store near me does it...
Any ideas on peeling scotch tape of the front cover with out it peeling the colours off?
I thought of steam but didn't want to get the whole book wet...

Lighter fluid on Q-tips works well. You need to get the tape up a bit to get the fluid to the adhesive. Pull the tape slowly while working the fluid under it.

:emot-flame:

Br!an
09-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Nothing worse than buying a book with a fucking sticker on the front that has been taped down.
A local second hand book store near me does it...
Any ideas on peeling scotch tape of the front cover with out it peeling the colours off?
I thought of steam but didn't want to get the whole book wet...

Lighter fluid on Q-tips works well. You need to get the tape up a bit to get the fluid to the adhesive. Pull the tape slowly while working the fluid under it.

:emot-flame:

Oh, and don't use candles as your light source. :doh:

Sai Sheb
09-21-2020, 11:27 PM
New meaning to "fire starter".
That's a great tip.. thanks