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Sheet Repair-Parts Manual

Postby Dan England » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:51 pm

I purchased parts manuals for several Farmall tractors from a retired Farmall mechanic. They were old when I bought them and that was about 5-7 years ago. The holes in the loose leaves, held in a seven ring binder, are ripping out, especially in the Cub manual. Many years ago I would use gummed "donuts" to reinforce paper around holes but that was only a temporary solution. I would really like to repair and retain these manuals as I have made many notes in the margins. Are there now products, better than the donuts, to repair pages? Your suggestions are appreciated. Dan
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Postby Bigdog » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:01 pm

Dan, you might check with a local library to see if they can recommend a process for page repair. Perhaps a strip of tape down that edge and then punch new holes? Or place the entire sheet inside a clear plastic sheet protector.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:20 pm

Dan, your local office supply will have page protectors you can put each page in. the protectors then have their own holes for binders.
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Postby Rudi » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:28 pm


BigDog gave you a good piece of advice... with the sheet protectors.. however.. need to elaborate on that.

With older paper.. even as young as say 50 years.. they are subject to aging. At one time archival materials were in the realm of archivists and other restorers only. However, Xerox came out a few years ago with a new product that was archival safe sheet protectors.. they were expensive. Now, many generic versions are now available at Staples, Office Depot, Office Max.. etc.. and are relatively inexpensive.

They are the perfect solution to your problem..

Here is an example Archival Safe Sheet Protectors at Office Depot.
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