Cleaning Records

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Offline Grainger49

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Reply #75 on: June 30, 2015, 08:44:57 AM
I finally got through the 6" stack of new and used vinyl (including the Sergio Mendez album).  I had been holding off till my back was better.  It took 3 cleaning sessions and I cheated using the cheaper stuff on the oldest, dirtiest albums.  It takes 1/3 the time of the AIVS.



Offline Bill Epstein

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Reply #76 on: July 01, 2015, 02:25:19 PM
Go to VinylEngine and do a search on "mold release".

Been some debate about the use of mold release compound in record pressing being pretty much a myth. Folks who claim to be more insider than I state there is no such thing as "mold release compound". 

I dunno myself but I do clean even brand spanking new LPs. The only way I know it is clean is if I clean it.

+1 on mold release myth but wet cleaning/vacuuming a new album not only rids noise but makes it sound better. All records sound better cleaned, then put in a fresh sleeve.

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Offline Adrian

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Reply #77 on: July 04, 2015, 09:19:02 AM
For many years I have used a Nagaoka Rolling 152 cleaner.
This does a very good job and is easy to keep clean.
I believe it does get deep into the grooves where other cleaning tools may struggle to do an adequate job.
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Reply #78 on: July 04, 2015, 04:09:02 PM
  Scrubbing Bubbles here.