With all due respect to those who have replied to this thread, a few  
comments are in order for those who have not heard them before.

Our MIracle Record Cleaner is milder toward phonograph record surfaces  
than ammonia solutions, has been repeatedly demonstrated to thoroughly  
& safely remove palmitic acid residues, and unlike ammonia solutions,  
thoroughly & safely clean the groove as well.

Purchased in larger quantities it is hard to justify using audibly  
less effective fluids based upon cost alone.


Duane Goldman

On Jul 10, 2008, at 11:20 AM, Casey, Michael T wrote:

> The cleaning formula and basic procedures used for lacquer discs at  
> the Archives of Traditional Music are detailed in the Sound  
> Directions publication, page 27. Available at:
> I don't know that it qualifies as definitive, but it is the result  
> of research, much experience, and consultation with Eric Jacobs.
> Mike
> ----------
> Mike Casey
> Associate Director for Recording Services
> Archives of Traditional Music
> Indiana University
> (812)855-8090
> Co-Chair, ARSC Technical Committee
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask] 
> ] On Behalf Of Thomas Stern
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:55 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] cleaning lacquers ("acetate") - palmitic acid  
> deposit
> there was some discussion of this a while back, but I can't find any
> definitive
> statement of a safe and effective way to clean "acetates" with white
> deposits
> (assumed to be palmitic acid).
> Can someone provide a relatively safe, simple way to clean these  
> discs?
> Thanks!
> Best wishes, Thomas.

H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
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