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How to Clean Fingerprints off of Comic Books

New comic books and graphic novels have clear covers and clean pages. Over time, comic books collect dirt, grime and fingerprints on the cover and inside pages. Any water-based or liquid cleaner will ruin the pulp paper of the comic. Instead, use a dry cleaner to lift the fingerprints and dirt off the pages while leaving the ink intact.


Clean fingerprints off a book with a document and book cleaner.
  1. Open the can of paper or book cleaner and take a small portion of the dry rubbery cleaner into one hand.
  2. Roll the cleaner into a ball and pinch it with one hand.
  3. Gently rub the comic book pages and cover with the ball until the fingerprints and dirt are removed.
  4. Brush the surface of the pages with a clean, dry paintbrush to remove any small pieces of the cleaner that have been left behind.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper or book cleaner
  • Paintbrush

About the Author

Veronica Maier has been an active online writer since 2010. She has been a contributing writer to eHow and Answerbag. Maier holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history and visual culture with an emphasis on the American modern from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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