Do NOT use alcohol on shellac - it will dissolve it. Best not to use any
aggressive solvents on lacquer discs. I use a gently applied microfiber
cloth (microfiber in American English!) (the sort of cloth used to
clean camera optics). This picks up and absorbs greasy marks. As has
already been pointed out, 'skin oil' on a finger tip works well too. As
has already also been pointed out, Ronson lighter fluid works well,
applied with a microfiber cloth or lint free cloth. (Other brand lighter
fluids are available.... )
As an aside, back in the day when I had a photographic darkroom rather
than a 'digital darkroom', skin oil was great for hiding or reducing
scratches on the negative when enlarging. A quick rub down the side of
the nose, applied to the neg with a finger tip. This 'filled in' the
scratches with a substance that has a similar refractive index to the
base of the photographic film.
Greetings from London.
British Library Sound & Vision.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] grease pencil removal
I have never experimented with various cleaning fluids to remove grease
pencil from shellac and lacquer discs. Any suggestions?
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