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Hola Margarida,

I know a few institutions use Disc Doctor's miracle record cleaner. It
has the advantage of being safe for vinyl, shellac and lacquer discs.
However, I am not crazy about the brushes they sell --you have to be
careful, or they may shed fibers when used vigorously.
http://www.discdoc.com

The standard cleaning machine is of course the Keith Monks machine.
Although expensive, everyone seems to agree that it pays for itself
for very large jobs.
http://www.keithmonks-rcm.co.uk/

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Marc Sueiro

On 1/22/09, Margarida Ullate Estanyol <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Listmembers,
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> The Biblioteca de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain) has been using Nitty
> Gritty cleaning fluids Pure1 (78 rpm) and Pure2 (vinyls) and machines
> for many years, with pretty good results. In addition to our experience,
> our Preservation team is trying to gather all recommendations regarding
> the process of cleaning, and we'd very much appreciate yours.
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> We are not quite satisfied with Nitty Gritty services in Spain, so we
> stopped buying them. Our cleaning machine is now Clearaudio SMART
> MATRIX, but we still used Nitty Gritty fluids, applied manually on the
> discs surface.
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> We gathered many information from specialised bibliography. Nitty Gritty
> in the USA kindky sent to us the components of both fluids Pure 1 and 2.
> But we would like to ask ARSC members about their experience in cleaning
> old 78's, acetates, lacquer discs and vinyls.
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> In orther not to bother the list with this, you could send the answers
> to the e-mail stated below.
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> Many thanks in advance,
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> Margarida Ullate i Estanyol
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> Fonoteca
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> Biblioteca de Catalunya
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> Hospital, 56
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> 08001 Barcelona
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> +34 93270 2300 (2166)
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