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Try Too Fish

Paper back Book Repair

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Does Anybody have a slick solution to repair paperback books that have turned into loose leaf books.The binding or adhesive on the spine has dried or something and let go of the pages,and it is a fishing book so i cant throw it away!! grin.gif
thanks in advance

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Elmers or hot glue. Thats if its not collectable. Then go to a pro.

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Go get a can of that Plasti-Dip. It should fix that book in a flash (after it dries.) Just smooth on a good layer on the area that needs to be bound. Or else, there's always duct tape! (Just kidding!).......T

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Don't forget the clamps!!! The clamp rig should be a stout & inflexible piece of material, like angle steel, a bench-edge and two bar clamps. Thoroughly jog and carefully stack the pages (but not the cover) on the bench-edge (spine hanging out 1/4" or so) and clamp the angle down onto the stack tightly enough so the pages don't slip across each other, and make sure no pages are hidden inside where glue won't get to.
Brush glue (elmer's or wood glue) cleanly across the spine and let dry.
Unclamp and trim excess glue drips. Gently fan pages and check for loose ones.

You only have one shot at it with this method, so maybe practice a couple of times with an equally disheveled book of little value.

Good luck.

Rob

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Call around to some of the quick print shops and ask them if they have a Fast Back Binder system, this is a system that takes a plastic material and melts it and binds your book. Tell them how many pages as some systems are only good for up to 90 sheets of paper. The binder has a colored tape for that profesional look when complete.

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