Alcohol on shellac is the classic Vietnam syndrome. You'll kill it to save
You won't get it all back, but I'd begin trying to pry it out with a dental
tool. The objective is not to remove it (though that would be nice) but to
create a path so the stylus can track through the groove, noise and all.
After that, it's between you and your computer programs.
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From: "Joel Bresler" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Removing paint from a 78
> Dear friends:
> 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.
> Many thanks,
> Joel Bresler
> 250 E. Emerson Rd.
> Lexington, MA 02420
> 781-862-4104 (Telephone & FAX)
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