On 6/24/2014 3:25 PM, Christopher Whiteman wrote:
> I've seen so many different methods and opinions on cleaning them that I am
> unsure what method is best. Is there any sort of consensus that Tergitol
> 15-s-7 is the best way to clean LPs? If so, are there vendors who will
> sell it to someone without a business license? I've seen some people use
> original Dawn as a surfactant. If someone uses a vacuum system, would using
> Dawn be an issue since the vacuum should suck up all of the liquid and not
> leave residue?
> Mr. Goldman mentioned mould-release compounds. Will Tergitol or Dawn
> remove these? If I play a new LP without wet cleaning it first with some
> kind of surfactant, will it damage the stylus or permanently affect the
> LP's sound quality? FWIW, I'm running a budget setup (meaning less than
> $500). Any advice would be appreciated.
Bottled distilled water with a couple drops of Kodak Photo-Flo has
worked for me. The fancier stuff seems to be about the same
effectiveness, and I worry about anything containing alcohol.