I've always used lighter fluid for gummy residue.
In a message dated 12/13/2011 2:11:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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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?
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Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:56 PM
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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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