Can a liquid stain be cleaned from a comic?
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Hello,

I have a comic that has a liquid stain on the bottom corner.  It does not affect the staples and the comic is otherwise in nice shape.

Can this stain be safely removed?

I am also wondering how would this stain affects the grade of the comic?

Does anyone have experience with this situation?

Thank you Kindly.

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I have heard of people using a cotton swab dipped into a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water.  Sort of a bleaching process.  I don't know the particulars - how strong a solution, how long to leave it before blotting, if it does any damage, long term issues, etc. 

Maybe someone has had some success with it and can fill us in.  Or maybe it's just an urban legend.

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There are strides being made on staining. Kaptain Myke's new book has practical solutions including a Heat Press based and Blue LED light techniques. Fascinating stuff that takes a lot of practice, patience and probably destroyed books. They are getting stunning results, tho.

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On 6/23/2022 at 12:20 PM, Bill Robinson said:

There are strides being made on staining. Kaptain Myke's new book has practical solutions including a Heat Press based and Blue LED light techniques. Fascinating stuff that takes a lot of practice, patience and probably destroyed books. They are getting stunning results, tho.

I'd highly suggest checking out Immaculate Comics as an alternative.

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On 6/23/2022 at 3:35 PM, Jackson13 said:

Kaptain Myke lol what a doosh. Is he still using a t-shirt press for his books?  lol

Aw, I was trying to be you know...nice...but now...no I'll refrain...for now. 😷

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