Hi Tom --
Rubber cement on records (your last paragraph)? How? Pour it on, let it
dry, peel it off, and your problems are solved? (Sure -- speaking of
solvents!) As an old collector I thought I'd probably heard the goofy theories
that abound, but that's a new one. Thanks. Let us know if you feel like it.
P.S. During the 1970s I met a crazy "collector" who claimed that the
very best treatment for 78-rpm records was black shoe polish. Kiwi,
specifically. One was to smear the polish on the record's grooves, rub until there
was a high polished gloss. And then all sound and surface problems were
In a message dated 3/15/2014 4:45:53 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
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Could someone use one of these things to do the method you describe,
rather than having to find and
then make the space for an old turntable?
They also sell cleaning cloths which I'll say are good for CDs, haven't
tried on vinyl:
One thing I DON'T recommend is trying any of the foolish DIY "conversions"
for a shop vac into a
record cleaner. I expect you'll ruin a few platters on the way to figuring
out that's a bad idea.
There also seems to be some mythology out there on the web about using
rubber cement. Good luck with
-- Tom Fine
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From: "H D Goldman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] WSJ article on vinyl playbackl equipment
> Hi Tom,
> 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
> 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!
> Duane Goldman
> 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]>
>> 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
> H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
> PO Box 37066 St. Louis, MO 63141 USA
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