As a user of your cleaning solution (who needs to order more), I both
use it professionally and recommend it to clients.
That said, I just checked out your website and I didn't see anything
that addresses Jeanette's question directly. Did I miss something or
should the procedures outlined in your "Record Cleaning Instructions"
work. The only real difference that I could see from my approach to
insect debris, would be that I will allow the cleaning solution to
soak a bit longer than usual to soften the enzyme laden debris.
If you have a specific approach to the problem, please share.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
Quoting H D Goldman <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi Jeanette,
> I hope you will give me a call [or we can call you] before you waste
> time & effort needlessly. We have materials, methods and over 20
> yrs. of experience with such matters. We'll be glad to help you
> determine the best way to safely address these discs that is
> available for the asking.
> These materials & methods are in use internationally by collectors,
> archives, individuals & institutions including the US government &
> several within the California University system.
> Duane Goldman
> On Aug 7, 2014, at 7:06 PM, Jeanette Berard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I have come across an issue I have not previously seen - black
>> lacquer discs with damage related to termites. The discs have
>> debris from consumption of the paper sleeves adhered to ( or
>> perhaps embedded in?) the lacquer.
>> Has anyone out there ever encountered this issue? Is it possible
>> to clean these? I have not yet made any tests, right now I'm just
>> gathering information.
>> This is a small collection recently received, and no, there aren't
>> any live termites.
>> Jeanette Berard, MLS, CA
>> Special Collections Librarian
>> Thousand Oaks Library System
>> (805) 449-2660 xt7328
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