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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
Curious as to what is the best hand soap to is before handling comics (or any paper collectibles)? I am not using gloves (comics are not that old/high grade) but next best is to have clean, non-oily fingers.

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COLLECTOR earthshaker01 private msg quote post Address this user
I usually eat a bucket of barbecue KFC before I handle my books. That way I know which ones I have read.
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by earthshaker01
I usually eat a bucket of barbecue KFC before I handle my books. That way I know which ones I have read.


Make sure you put the coffee mug, with plenty of coffee on the bottom, on the covers as well.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@QuaBrot Why won't you use gloves? Allergy?

Handling comics with your bare hands is always a bad idea.


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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
The soap does not matter. Rinsing whatever you use completely off and drying completely, are the keys. Then your not so high grade comics will be fine.

You're not ..gulp, ..READING them are you?
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
@KingNampa I guess I could, but the latex gloves are clumsy for me and I'm more afraid of ripping a comic because they are a little stickier than my chicken grease coated fingers . . . What kind of gloves do you use?
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
@conditionfreak who actually reads comics these days?!?!

The readers I'm not worried about fingerprints. And I give plenty of comics to my kids, they destroy them (I have more appreciation now for comics that survived in great condition)
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@QuaBrot I just buy box at CVS, whatever is on sale.

They shouldn't be sticky. Only way to ensure 100% oil free.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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@KingNampa I guess I could, but the latex gloves are clumsy for me and I'm more afraid of ripping a comic because they are a little stickier than my chicken grease coated fingers . . . What kind of gloves do you use?


Vinyl free gloves are what should be used.

I wear them whenever I handle moderns, even if my hands are clean it is super easy to leave fingerprints on most moderns.

With older books that have not been dry cleaned, if your hands are freshly washed and not sweaty, you generally do not have to wear gloves at all.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I just use regular soap and wash my hands before handling my books and dry them really well. I have very dry hands to start with too. However,I was using a couple Kleenexs while I was holding and reading my DC Metal books the other day. Some of them glossy covers are not as forgiving though. My wife thought I was nuts.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
@BrianGreensnips I ended up pressing all five copies of Batman White Night just so CBCS could dry clean the book to get the finger prints off of the shiny blue cover.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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@BrianGreensnips I ended up pressing all five copies of Batman White Night just so CBCS could dry clean the book to get the finger prints off of the shiny blue cover.


Next time I see you at a show, which will probably be the Big Apple as I am not setting up at the GSCF AC Edition, I'll show you how to dry clean finger prints.

That said, considering that you don't press books, unless a modern is a stone cold 9.8 and you are sure of that, it is a good idea to press moderns before subbing them, anyway.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
@CopperAgeKids I usually screen and press books before submitting but this book picked up finger prints so easily that as soon as you clean prints off one side of the book two or three more somehow managed to get on the other side. It has a metallic blue cover and I just gave up trying to fix it myself.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone used these before to handle comics?


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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
If you really want to use gloves, I would recommend archival quality white cotton gloves for your black glossy covers.

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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by earthshaker01
I usually eat a bucket of barbecue KFC before I handle my books. That way I know which ones I have read.


That is golden
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
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@BrianGreensnips I ended up pressing all five copies of Batman White Night just so CBCS could dry clean the book to get the finger prints off of the shiny blue cover.
I will keep that in mind about Batman White Night. It is still in my stack of books to read.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
I use these "nitrile" gloves if I can find them.

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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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I use these "nitrile" gloves if I can find them.



White cotton gloves are I believe the better choice for comic books. But if interested, the nitrile gloves can be purchased from Harbor Freight inexpensively. A box of 100 is about six dollars. I always keep a box of them around for dirty jobs like changing the oil in cars or lawn equipment, cleaning gutters, etc...
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Collector Odins_Raven private msg quote post Address this user
I don't always handle my comics...but when I do, I wear these! Mwuahahahaha! It's a good thing slabs came around, couldnt get through a single issue without going all to pieces nuk-nuk


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Collector Krazywan private msg quote post Address this user
Try this stuff its amazing
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
@Krazywan I can't, I have small children in the house!!!
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Collector Odins_Raven private msg quote post Address this user
@QuaBrot In all seriousness though, I work in the medical field and so I keep box of this type at home. Powder-free, Nitrile. If its good enough to care for sick patients, I surmise it's probably good enough for my books. Hope that helps.


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Collector Jimmers private msg quote post Address this user
You're not fully clean unless you're ZESTfully clean!
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Jimmers
You're not fully clean unless you're ZESTfully clean!


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Collector Jimmers private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Jimmers
You're not fully clean unless you're ZESTfully clean!



I was going to say lifebuoy but I don't think they make it anymore.
And always,ALWAYS before handling your comics,please wash your hair with Gee ,Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo.
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Collector Odins_Raven private msg quote post Address this user
Purell those puppies!
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