How to clean a book, soiled with fruit flesh (peach)?
August 7, 2012 3:56 AM Subscribe
How can I clean this soiled book
? The mess was caused by a ripe peach being mushed against the book.
posted by fakelvis to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This happened yesterday (~30hrs ago), and I didn't notice the mess until it had dried.
What you're looking at in the pictures
is the dried juice/skin/flesh of a peach that got pressed/rubbed against my (new!) book.
No juice has spread 'into' the pages and the soiling is contained to the outer edge of the pages (the 'textblock'?). There is some very
slight cockling/rippling of the pages on the affected area.
How can I clean this book to bring it back to its prior glory? Can I get rid of the cockling?
(I've looked at the Dartmouth Book Repair Manual, but am a total newbie and don't know which sections I should be looking at… or in what order.)