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From: "Joel Bresler" <[log in to unmask]>
> I've just received a commercially produced acoustic 78 with what looks to
> be thick paint splotches on the record surface. Suggestions about removing
> it would be welcome. This web site
> http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/rc1.html says that industrial alcohol,
> blue spirited alcohol and turpentine are OK. Confirmation would be great.
Sadly, it's talking about LP's...ANY alcohol will dissolve shellac 78's!
To remove the paint, remove it PHYSICALLY using a straight pin or sweing
needle. Fortunately, the surface of the grooves is so smooth (on a
basis) that the paint can't adhere, so it can be easily removed that way.
Steven C. Barr