Smart Tips to Fix Comic Staples With Rust
Do you like reading comic books? If you do, you will find that these books have provided fantastic stories and many characters that still remain until today. In the business side, you will find that these books are also big business that is very promising and might bring many profits.
Regardless those things, for you who have many collections of comic might face some problem in storing comic books. One of them is rusting staples along the binding of the books. For this problem, you will find that it is actually easy to fix. The most important thing is that you are patient. The followings are the easy tips to fix rusting staples that you might find in your comic books.
The foremost thing that you have to do is to wash your hands and dry them out. This is important to do to wipe away oils on your hands that can damage the pages of your comic books. Then you should lay the comic book on a flat clean stable work surface. Make sure that you have enough lighting toward it. After that, you should open the comic book so that you can access the staples.
The next thing that you have to do is to get a clean cloth and lay it over the pages. This is done in order to prevent the pages from scratching. Then, you should place a nail file over the rusting staples and begin to file away the rusting staples. You can do it in long or strokes. Then, you should blow away the rust debris gently.
The last thing that you should do is to remove the staples by using a razor blade. This is done if you do not satisfy with the filing method. To do this, you should loosen the staple by inserting the tip of the blade under the staple’s edges and turn them upward. In this case, you should do it one by one. After the entire staple’s edges are loosen, then you should turn the book over and pull out the staple by insert the blade pin under the staple’s body. Make sure that you do this slowly in order to tear the pages. Then, you should insert the new staples in the same holes. Then, you should use the blunt part of the blade to press down the points of the staples.