From my perspective, you need to keep in mind that the way fluids are removed is secondary to the actual cleaning. Cleaning is performed by the fluid, applicator & method. The same end result can be reached whether using vacuum-assisted fluid removal or pure cotton terry cloth rags to wick fluid from the groove. An ultrasonic bath is not a substitute for a properly configured blend of surfactants. Our own approach has been in public view for over 25 yrs.
A quart of our QuickWash Record Cleaner w/ 4oz. dispenser [no-rinse required], a single wet cleaning brush w/user replaceable pad & a set of cotton drying cloths is less than a Spin-Clean.
A pint of our premiere product, the Miracle Record Cleaner w/ 4oz. dispenser [makes up 1.5 pints working strength], a pair wet cleaning brushes w/user replaceable pads & a set of cotton drying cloths are is within several $ of the Spin Cleaner.
The only other items we recommend for cleaning are an old changer with a rubber mat configured with a concentric circle design as a work platform & a vinyl covered dish rack.
The QW solution is for vinyl pressings only. The MRC has a long track record of superior cleaning of lacquer, shellac, acetate, Diamond Disc & vinyl surfaces.
It's all about setting a standard for the quality of recorded sound ..... it's always been about the MUSIC!
ps we hope to have available a safer & more effective approach to cleaning lacquer masters prior to plating before years end.
On Mar 15, 2014, at 11:49 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Duane:
> Agreed that the Spin-Clean is not on par with something like a VPI.
> So what are your recommendations "for less money"?
> -- Tom Fine
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