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If the disc has lost sections of its lacquer then clearly the disc is
irreparable in that sections of the sound have been physically lost.  I
don't think that even the best interpolative restoration software will cope
with areas of bare metal!  I have 'glued' sections of peeling lacquer back
with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and even low tack sticky tape where the peel
is adjacent to the run-in or the run-out.  "Needs must when the devil
drives..."

I doubt whether the ELP Laser turntable would cope with peeling lacquers.

By the way, and slightly off-topic, Bill Gates' spell checker suggests
RACIST or FASCIST as an alternative to ARSCLIST.  This can't be true,
surely?!

Regards to all

Nigel
British Library Sound Archive

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Z Snyder [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 04 March 2003 15:11
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Peeling Lacquers


I was disappointed to see on "Save Our Sounds" that the Library of Congress
considers peeling and flaking lacquers irreparable. I have one such disk,
and was hoping that the prognosis was more positive.

I figure that if anyone knows the definitive answer(s), it must be one or
more of the members of this group. Is a peeling/flaking lacquer disk truly
irreparable? Are there any optical methods of retrieving the audio
information from these disks?

Any responses, including negative ones, will be *greatly* appreciated.

Aaron Z Snyder
14 HEATHWOOD LN
CHESTNUT HILL MA 02467-2685 US
Tel: +1 617 232-6224   Fax +1 617 731-2272


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