I do similar for 78's. Wash with a clean, soft sponge, warm tap water and mild detergent, dry with a
lint-free cloth such as sold by Sleeve City. This would not be for archival transfers of
mint-condition 78's. I would do those on the VPI machine with a high-quality cleaning fluid.
However, most 78's I play are for listening pleasure or transfer for iPod listening. So, my main
thing is to scrub the grit out of the grooves and play them. Big PITA to change the brush and fluid
and everything else on the VPI machine, which is set up for 12" LPs.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning Vinyl for Those Who Can't Afford a Keith-Monks Machine
I personally have washed Lps with mild detergent (Dove or Ivory) and a soft brush. Rinse well, blot
with soft paper towel… air dry.
No harm, surprisingly effective.
Experts here may disagree.
On Nov 16, 2015, at 2:08 PM, Vincent Pelote <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Forgive me if this has been addressed before, but what would you recommend for a vinyl collector
> (or 78 collector) who wants to clean some especially dirty discs? Has anyone tried the products
> from Disc Doctor (http://discdoc.com). I am speaking about private collectors (not an institution)
> who have limited finances.