Ken, I think we got punked! That original post about wood glue was April Foolish.
That said, yes on the Aquafina, it's commodity-priced reverse-osmosis water made at your local Pepsi
plant. Beware other RO waters because many companies add back a "mineral packet" to give the water a
more "spring water" and tap water mouth-feel. RO water can feel greasy in the mouth if one is used
to drinking hard water from the tap. RO water also may taste "funny" to some due to its lack of
taste, if one is used to hard water from the well or spring water that is mineral-laden, or
chlorine-flavored water from the municipal system.
If you use Aquafina for this purpose, be kind to the environment and buy the largest-sized bottles
you can find.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Fritz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?
> Hi Rod,
> 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
> I won't complain, even though water is water to me, as she is a super cook!
> 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]