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how do i remove a gold stamped letter from leather

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I have stamped a leather bound picture album using the wrong letter, is there any way to remove this letter from the album.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  The Geezer replied 10 years ago.
The gold leaf (or whatever material it actually is just in case it is not gold leaf) has been pressed into the surface of the leather. It is not chemically bonded.

Make a small ice bag with ice cubes and a plastic lunch bag. Hold it against the album where the letter is for 3-4 minutes. Then GENTLY take a sharp object, like a steak knife, and work the edges of the stamped letter loose. The metal bits will flake off - in REALLY small pieces. TAKE YOUR TIME and don't dig in too deeply.
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