I use stuff found at Toys-R-Resources. They have a plastic clay that I use
the way others use duct tape. It can hold slices together and fill in the
gaps with easily tracked silences. I also have mealted grease pencil and
used it as a filller.
I suspect we all have micro chemistry labs and use them as instict and
second nature dictate.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] De-clicking (serious)
> Hi Steve:
> Yes, all of what you say is absolutely true! And moreso with LPs because
> of smaller grooves (although disco singles have the widest/deepest grooves
> of any LP since the advent of 0.7 mil stylii). Like I said, we were
> shocked (shocked!) that it worked.
> By the way, I'd be reluctant to use real-deal Crazy Glue on shellac. No
> chemistry facts to back me up, but since shellac seems more fragile and
> "softer," I'd worry that Crazy Glue would eat away the edge on which it
> was applied and thus assure the "pie slice" wouldn't fit correctly. Might
> be a phantom menace ...
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 7:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] De-clicking (serious)
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> In another case, I was doing a job transferring a large collection of
>> dance-mix singles for a DJ
>>> (he was going all-digital, actually using his iPods as the players). A
>> of the records were
>>> cracked or chipped on the edges. In one case, we found the pie-shaped
>> that broke out of the
>>> edge. I still can't believe this worked, but we were able to very
>> glue it back into place
>>> with Crazy-Glue, using a sewing needle to apply the glue in the
>> part of the vinyl under
>>> the grooves. I really couldn't believe it when it played very well with
>> one big tick at the
>>> "tip" of the pie-slice. I do not expect to get that lucky ever again.
>> client was a really nice
>>> guy or I would have charged extra for the awful music content of the
>>> job! ;).
>> I have tried a number of times to similarly repair broken 78's which had
>> (and I had the "bitten" piece as well...!). My experience was that these
>> Crazy-Glued"...but, there was always a problem if the arc of the "bite"
>> tangent (or whatever you call the meeting of two opposite-direction
>> to the almost-circle of the playing-groove spiral at some point. Remember
>> the playing groove is about 3 mil (.003") wide...so if you add a layer of
>> around .001" or more, the needle/stylus can easily slip into the wrong
>> at the repaired spot...!
>> Steven C. Barr