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cleaning vinyl records 45,s

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by joseph, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. joseph

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    just bought a jukebox that plays 45,s and want to clean my old single 45,s that have been in an attic for 15 years hows the best way? thanks graham
     
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    This is what I do, just prior to playing Vinyl records into the PC to capture and write onto CDs.

    Make a mixture of about 50% isopropyl alcohol, 50% distilled water and a drop of washing-up liquid.

    Soak the surface, and then wipe dry (make sure to remove all the solution before it dries) using a lint-free cloth.

    If any of the solution dries on the surface, it will make the record sound MUCH dirtier. But, if you clear it all up whilst still wet, it will remove pretty much everything.

    DON'T DO THIS on 78's or anything else made from acetate. The alcohol will dissolve the surface of such discs. Has no adverse effect on vinyl, though.
     
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