On 26/08/03, Graham Newton wrote:
> Don Cox wrote in response to James A. Harrod:
>> Why not get some Isopropanol and some distilled water and make your
> No, NO!, a thousand times NO!
> NEVER use Isopropanol for cleaning records... YOU WILL DO DAMAGE!
> It may not be immediately obvious, but you will.
> Ethyl alcohol (the drinking kind) has been used on vinyl discs in the
> past but contrary to others, it is not recommended for that either.
> FYI, alcohol dissolves the shellac surface used in many 78 rpm
> phonograph discs and essentially destroys them.
Well, I have always used just distilled water with the smallest possible
amount of detergent, but Isopropanol was mentioned as being part of the
I do use Isopropanol for cleaning tape heads and gunged up styluses.
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