Playing devils advocate here...
Those grease pencil marks are an edit decision. I understand the desirability of removing the contamination from the grooves from an audio perspective, but from an archival perspective how do you do that and preserve a record of the fact that the creator or editor thought the grease penciled material was a bad take?
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>>> "Peoples, Curtis" <[log in to unmask]> 4/12/2013 10:57 AM >>>
I was watching American Restoration and they talked about removing grease pencil markings from various objects and said the oil from you skin was the best. Rick Dale demonstrated by wiping his finger on his forehead and erasing grease pencil marking from a piece of painted metal. It came off without any smearing. Would there be a product comparable to "skin oil"? Will it work on a disc? Soapy water will create a greasy mess. Solvents will probably damage the disc.
Curtis L. Peoples, Ph.D.
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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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