This wetting solution is incapable of thoroughly cleaning any moulded recording whether shellac, acetate, Diamond Disc or vinyl. This can be recognized by anyone with a mid-fi system that is properly set up whether you remove fluids by vacuum or with pure cotton terry cloth rags and some micro-fiber fabrics.
When you take the time to learn the history of the Keith-Monks machine & how, in the US, we came to use of alcohol-water blends, most notably isopropyl alcohol/water mixtures with vacuum-based record cleaning machines, you'll understand that it had nothing to do with listening to unclean vs. clean recordings. In fact our own efforts were the direct result of comments made by a small group of magazine reviewers during listening sessions in the early 1980s.
H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
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On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:03 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Photo flow and distilled water are the ingrediants used the the Keith Monks record cleaning machine. This machine doesn't seem agressive enough to remove the thick waxy crud on some 78s.
> On Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:29:09 PM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The Photo-Flo looks like something I want to try.Would it work on 78s with thick layers of crud on them? Roger > Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:02:45 -0600> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The guy who cleans his 78s with spit.> To: [log in to unmask]> > 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.> > Peace,> Paul