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ARSCLIST January 2009

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Re: Cleaning of grooved discs

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Sat, 24 Jan 2009 09:11:45 -0600

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I have had a brush fail when I used a nonrecommended fluid that 
dissolved the adhesive that holds it all together.

That was an operator error, not the fault of the brush or manufacturing 
process.  My bad, as they say...

joe salerno

H D Goldman wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> 
> I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the pads of our 
> record cleaning brush.  We've don't usually hear from more than 5-10 
> customers a year who have difficulty with the original pads.  Their 
> problems, with rare exception, are the result of either applying to much 
> force while scrubbing or when removing fluids from the pad or keeping 
> the pad to wet with our Cleaner when the brush is not actually in use.
> 
> Fabric failure or improper assembly are quite rare due to quality 
> controls but they can occur.
> 
> We designed the brush handle & replaceable cleaning pad to be a safe, 
> efficient & effective aggitator for our specifically formulated cleaning 
> fluid.  The use of the word "scrub" in our instructions was a reference 
> to the "back & forth" motion we recommend when appying the brush & was 
> not meant to imply force.
> 
> You want to apply only sufficent gentle downward pressure to keep the 
> brush in intimate contact with the surface of the disc without it 
> skipping or turning out of your hand.  Your hand should not hurt after 
> you've washed & rinsed 12-15 LPs.
> 
> Using the brush as suggested , a sufficient number of fibers from the 
> cleaning pad occupy the upper half of the groove to well mix the fluid 
> in the groove.  It is the effectiveness of the fluid & the turbulance of 
> the washing of the groove walls that generate superior cleaning.  Excess 
> presuure crushes the fibers deeper into the groove, leaves less room for 
> fluid & results in poor washing.  In extremes, the pads can be destroyed 
> by excessive pressure grinding the fiber against the groove land.
> 
> When necessary, our primary suggestion for extreme cleaning needs, is to 
> repeat the application with a fresh charge of Cleaner, at the reommended 
> strength, prior to rinsing.  But few pieces in most collections require 
> this extra effort.
> 
> There is only one supplier worldwide for the fabric we use in the 
> quality required for this application from .  Even so we reject 5-20%.  
> Please remember that we do not recommend using our wet cleaning brush 
> pads dry.
> 
> Replacement pads are available; please contact us when time permits.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Duane Goldman
> 
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 2:27 PM, Marcos Sueiro Bal wrote:
> 
>> Hola Margarida,
>>
>> I know a few institutions use Disc Doctor's miracle record cleaner. It
>> has the advantage of being safe for vinyl, shellac and lacquer discs.
>> However, I am not crazy about the brushes they sell --you have to be
>> careful, or they may shed fibers when used vigorously.
>> http://www.discdoc.com
>>
>> The standard cleaning machine is of course the Keith Monks machine.
>> Although expensive, everyone seems to agree that it pays for itself
>> for very large jobs.
>> http://www.keithmonks-rcm.co.uk/
>>
>> Sort,
>>
>> Marc Sueiro
>>
>> On 1/22/09, Margarida Ullate Estanyol <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Dear Listmembers,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The Biblioteca de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain) has been using Nitty
>>> Gritty cleaning fluids Pure1 (78 rpm) and Pure2 (vinyls) and machines
>>> for many years, with pretty good results. In addition to our experience,
>>> our Preservation team is trying to gather all recommendations regarding
>>> the process of cleaning, and we'd very much appreciate yours.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> We are not quite satisfied with Nitty Gritty services in Spain, so we
>>> stopped buying them. Our cleaning machine is now Clearaudio SMART
>>> MATRIX, but we still used Nitty Gritty fluids, applied manually on the
>>> discs surface.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> We gathered many information from specialised bibliography. Nitty Gritty
>>> in the USA kindky sent to us the components of both fluids Pure 1 and 2.
>>> But we would like to ask ARSC members about their experience in cleaning
>>> old 78's, acetates, lacquer discs and vinyls.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In orther not to bother the list with this, you could send the answers
>>> to the e-mail stated below.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Many thanks in advance,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Margarida Ullate i Estanyol
>>>
>>> Fonoteca
>>>
>>> Biblioteca de Catalunya
>>>
>>> Hospital, 56
>>>
>>> 08001 Barcelona
>>>
>>> +34 93270 2300 (2166)
>>>
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Marcos Sueiro Bal
>> Audio Engineer
>> 718.902.7441
>>
> 
> H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
> PO Box 37066 St. Louis, MO 63141 USA
> v/f 314 205 1388 [log in to unmask]
> 

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