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Thread: Leaving books with or without slipcases in the publishers shrink-wrap. Do or Don't??

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    Discovered this today when I removed the shrink-wrap from it. The slipcase is perfectly clean on the inside but both covers of the book have what appear to be spots. There really isn't any texture to the spots so I don't think it's caused from moisture. Any clues? Thanks

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    I've always felt that shrink wrap is the devil. books need air, like all living things lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Discovered this today when I removed the shrink-wrap from it. The slipcase is perfectly clean on the inside but both covers of the book have what appear to be spots. There really isn't any texture to the spots so I don't think it's caused from moisture. Any clues? Thanks

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    I would guess it is a staining from the shrinkwrap being in contact with the book surface. Just a guess though.

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    The shrink-wrap was only in contact with the slipcase and it's mint. Curious to know if other copies had this same issue. And of course I have no idea of the storage conditions before it was sent to me. Oh well. Is what it is now.

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    Try to clean it up with some Goo Gone or similar cleaning product.

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    That book is a matte finish right? That can happen with matte finish stuff, most likely is just dirt / dust from the manufacturing plant. It should just rub off pretty easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Try to clean it up with some Goo Gone or similar cleaning product.
    Apprehensive about that I'll admit. Might give it a go all the same though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    That book is a matte finish right? That can happen with matte finish stuff, most likely is just dirt / dust from the manufacturing plant. It should just rub off pretty easily.
    Yes it is Dan. Sorry, I didn't see your post until after my other reply. I'll give it a shot then guys. Thanks!

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    My copy shows similar spots, Brian. They don't rub off.

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    Maybe they used a different material than what we use on our matte stuff, but when our stuff has marks like that on it they typically rub off with a very very slightly damp cloth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    My copy shows similar spots, Brian. They don't rub off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Maybe they used a different material than what we use on our matte stuff, but when our stuff has marks like that on it they typically rub off with a very very slightly damp cloth.
    Thanks Siep in reference to your copy. Might just be an issue with this edition. Thinking I'll still try the very slightly damp cloth that you suggest Dan just to see if it's a permanent thing. Thanks again guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Apprehensive about that I'll admit. Might give it a go all the same though.
    The trick is to lightly spray some on a paper towel, then gently wipe the dust jacket or whatever you're trying to clean. Don't actually spray anything directly on your book .

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    My copy shows similar spots, Brian. They don't rub off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    The trick is to lightly spray some on a paper towel, then gently wipe the dust jacket or whatever you're trying to clean. Don't actually spray anything directly on your book .
    Oh I certainly would never do that! lol. You were correct Siep, they will not come off. I gave it the old gentle college try and it stays just as it is. Dan, do you think it'd be appropriate to start another thread solely addressing this issue? I'm just really curious if Siep and I are the only ones to experience this. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Oh I certainly would never do that! lol. You were correct Sief, they will not come off. I gave it the old gentle college try and it stays just as it is. Dan, do you think it'd be appropriate to start another thread solely addressing this issue? I'm just really curious if Sief and I are the only ones to experience this. Thanks.
    Mine has the same, I think it's just rubbing marks between the book and case. I've seen it a lot with matte finishes. Shiny get scratches and matte gets rub marks.

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    Sief, Brian?? We got a new member here???

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    LOL!! Yes!!! Your "Dark Half" . Seriously though "Siep", I apologize. I knew it'd screw up the spelling sooner or later :-/. And sadly my friend, it probably won't be the last so I'll apologize in advance for future post

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    Quote Originally Posted by subie09lega View Post
    Mine has the same, I think it's just rubbing marks between the book and case. I've seen it a lot with matte finishes. Shiny get scratches and matte gets rub marks.
    That makes sense for sure. Oh well, at least the slipcase looks nice??

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    No problem, Brian, my first name is not too common here either, let alone in your part of the world.
    I'll live..

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    Well ya got some pretty cool initials out of the deal

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    Yes. Plus my favorite director's as well.
    Any idea who this could be?

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