Have you used it?
How well does it work?
I really like the idea of having something you apply and peel off.
From: Doug Pomeroy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2012 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
An historical note: British engineer Reg Williamson developed a similar product many years ago
for cleaning LPs called ELVANOL, Polyvinyl Alcohol 85-82 (Reg US Patent Office). It is a
white powder you mix with isopropyl alcohol and apply to the LP surface and after it dries
you pull it off as a single sheet and it takes the contaminants with it. I still have a container
of ELVANOL but have never used it.
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> Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 07:35:19 -0400
> From: Andrew Hamilton <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
> I recommend one try it first only on sides which are quite horrendous =20=
> for their content / presentation, as well as degree of debris =20
> covering them, in order to get the technique sorted. It's best to =20
> have a dedicated tt that is broken, say, so that you can use it for =20
> all your glue-cleaning. (Too bad it doesn't require "hot glue" - =20
> hehe). The stuff in Tite Bond, anyway, doesn't adhere, once dry, to =20=
> the pvc. But it _does_ adhere to almost everything else. I tried =20
> it on a little Wagner a while back and have the glue doughnut, still, =20=
> from the perfect pull - which was my sole effort at this, to date. =20
> The record is fine and clean as a whistle, and the doughnut's mirror-=20
> like image of the grooves looks dern near playable, had I a =20
> bifurcated stylus in my kit. (Is that _all_ I'd need for playing =20
> back a "father?" - not that this would be a normal sort of father - =20
> more like a son of a disc..).