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Yes, Graham, I just sent out the same response, but as yet it hasn't
been posted.  The Disc Doctor's literature says the same thing; not to
use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning surfaces for the reasons you state.

Rod Stephens
Family Theater Productions

Graham Newton wrote:

>Don Cox wrote in response to  James A. Harrod:
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>>Why not get some Isopropanol and some distilled water and make your own?
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>No, NO!, a thousand times NO!
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>NEVER use Isopropanol for cleaning records... YOU WILL DO DAMAGE!
>It may not be immediately obvious, but you will.
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>Ethyl alcohol (the drinking kind) has been used on vinyl discs in the past
>but contrary to others, it is not recommended for that either.
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>FYI, alcohol dissolves the shellac surface used in many 78 rpm phonograph
>discs and essentially destroys them.
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>... Graham Newton
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