Try ACS Reagent grade 1-propanol, aka normal propyl alcohol, as a
replacement. This is less harsh to rubbers & plastics. Do not use lower
grade materials as the impurities, though, can be too aggressive.
At 09:24 AM 8/27/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>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
> >> own?
> > 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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