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Removing Nicotine Stains on an Autographed Football

I have a small white football with Sharpie autographs on it. Also it has nicotine stains all over the football. How can I clean the nicotine stains without removing the autographs?
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August 13, 20180 found this helpful

I would leave it alone...as you can easily damage the autographs.

There are solutions to remove the nicotine, but they can take the sharpie off too.

Talk to a sports collector in your area and find out if there is a way that it can be professionally done if you really want to get it clean. He/she may be able to tell you if it even matters that there are stains. It might, but it might not.

Good luck!

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August 14, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks, I appreciate you giving the time to answer.

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August 13, 20180 found this helpful

I think the value of the ball will decrease if the autographs get washed away. I would leave it as it is.

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August 14, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks

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August 13, 20180 found this helpful

There does not appear to be any way to clean your treasure without ruining the autographs. I believe it will just smear the Sharpie if you put anything near it.

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It is a shame as it is probably something you would like to keep and display but I would say to leave it alone and maybe find a case to display it in.

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August 14, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks

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August 14, 20180 found this helpful

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October 8, 20180 found this helpful

I wouldn't try this at home. Give your nearest museum a call, they may have the solution.

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