I have no experience using WD40 on vinyl, but I know that it is a
solvent and would be concerned for long term effects from application to
a record. You could experiment with a sacrificial record for short term
On 12/13/2011 12:55 PM, James Roth wrote:
> Thank you.
> I'll consider that method.
> What about WD40?
> I've heard some good reports on that - that it won't hurt vinyl, but help to loosen junk from the surface.
> Can anyone speak on WD40 from experience?
> Ben Roth
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Getting glue off vinyl
> If it's truly vinyl, you might try applying an even coating of LockTite Wood Glue to the entire vinyl surface (not the label or spindle hole) and then
> let it dry overnight. Carefully peeling this off the next day, as a
> complete, if floppy, negative of the record, will lift all debris from the grooves - and, hopefully, the glue residue you have, now. This wood glue will not adhere to pvc once it is dry. Yes, I saw this technique on YouTube, but I have performed the trick, here, and it works better than a Monk at cleaning vinyl discs. If anyone can gainsay this practice, I'm all ears.
> On 12/13/11 11:19 AM, "James Roth"<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have records that came from a university that used anti-theft strips
>> glued inside the jacket.
>> Some of the glue from those strips oozed off the strip and went onto
>> the inside of the jacket and other places..
>> Of course, if the record had a sleeve there was not a problem, but
>> many of them didn't.
>> As a result, There's a very thin, but audible strip of glue on the vinyl.
>> Does anyone know the best way to remove that glue?
>> I HOPE SO.
>> Ben Roth
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