Yes! Here's how I see it. Duane and others make fluids designed to lift dirt out of the grooves.
There are many methods and machines to scrub the grooves and rinse the record. If you really have so
much time and so little intelligence that you want to put wood glue on a record and then pick it
off, go to town. I'd rather wash the record and then listen to it. My method of choice is my VPI
HW-17 machine, but there are less costly ways to do it. Given the number of records I've washed, the
VPI ends up costing me about 25 cents per platter, and dropping every year (more platters get
washed, lowering average cost per platter). By the time that machine wears out, I figure I'll be
down below 10 cents a platter. It's built like a tank and I can't seem to stop spinning vinyl.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Milan Milovanovic" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] WSJ article on vinyl playbackl equipment
>> 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 that.
>> -- Tom Fine
> I, myself, also never will use wood glue method for cleaning records because my experience tells
> me that it will react with vinyl, no matter what growing number of "supporters" (especially in
> audiophool domain) tells you.