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Most do have a little alcohol to help remove the mold release compound.  I 
use pure alcohol on LPs all the time to no detriment (as far as I can tell 
with my eyes and ears).
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] cleaning laquer LPs


> Thanks guys. If I start with an empty tank on the VPI, do you think I'd do 
> OK with a mixture of Ivory liquid and distilled water? I'd think I want 
> highly dillute soap but a little bit to cause soaping action in the 
> grooves.
>
> The regular VPI fluid has isoprop, right? So it shouldn't be used?
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 6:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] cleaning laquer LPs
>
>
>> They clean up well on the Monks, and I use a mix of PhotoFlo and steam
>> distilled water for everything on that machine (never any alcohol). If 
>> palmitic
>> acid is appearing, Windex..then rinse and clean with whatever you'd 
>> normally
>> use (again, no alcohol, except for recreational purposes).
>>
>> dl
>>
>> phillip holmes wrote:
>>
>>> Soap and water.  NO alcohol based anything.  I'd use a mild dishwashing
>>> liquid and rinse several times with distilled water.  I've heard this 
>>> from
>>> several people.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:13 PM
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] cleaning laquer LPs
>>>
>>> > Can LP laquers be run thru a VPI? Will the fluid damage the laquer? I
>>> > think it just eats shellac but I figured I'd better ask.
>>> >
>>> > -- Tom Fine
>>> >
>
>