FWIW from an audiophile; a VPI $500 dollar recording cleaning
machine with with an inexpensive cleaning solution does 99% of the
job. The solution; One gallon of AQUAFINA, the best you can get
unless you distill your own, which I do. Replace 4 ounces of the
water with Isopropyl alcohol at about 3 bucks for a quart at the
drug store, 82% or so is what you'll get. Add four drops of DAWN
dishwashing detergent and shake.
If you're fussy, buy a WATER WISE distiller at about $400 bucks.
My wife has taken control of my distiller and uses it for all the
drinking and cooking water. After I bought the WATER WISE she
claimed the taste of the water was improved enough that she forced me
to install a Kinnetico water softener. That cost me about as much as
another thousand or two records at Plan Nine records.
I won't complain, even though water is water to me, as she is a
Try the formula and take your wife out to dinner with the savings.
On Apr 1, 2010, at 6:17 PM, Roderic G Stephens wrote:
> As I've probably said before, but just in case I didn't, I bought
> that "expensive" stuff more than five years ago have definitely
> found it to clean and quiet my recordings. My spray bottle is
> still 3/4 full after all this time, so prorated, it's been cheap
> for me. My major expense has been the distilled water that I have
> to keep replacing.
> Rod Stephens
> --- On Thu, 4/1/10, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:28 AM
>> Frank Strauss wrote:
>>>> In the spirit of the day, may I say the above
>> technique would allow one to
>>> engage in true multi-tasking-you could wash your
>> records and drink beer at
>>> the same time.
>> What's the old joke -- you only rent your record cleaning
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]