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From: "Dan Kj-" <[log in to unmask]>
> I once had the 'luck' to get a badly cat-a-tized collection for free.
> of it had to be tossed just because of the smell,
> and many of the records were destroyed by the urine as it sat for a while;
> the surface in those spots was virtually disintegrated!
Actually, the smell can be eliminated by washing the affected
objects with a strong solution of vinegar...and shellac records
are badly affected by any type of long-term contact with
water of any sort!