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At first I thought this might be a joke because of the name and there's some clumsy grammar and spelling errors throughout. Says the formula is "a specially formulated anti-static polymer....."

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roger Kulp
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 1:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?

Roger



Would rubber cement work for shellac discs as well?

Roger






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From: George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Fri, April 2, 2010 10:22:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Hello,

I seem to remember that about 30-35 years ago, or perhaps even longer, there
was a product that you would apply to an LP face, let dry to a film and pull
off, removing groove grime. It is not helpful if I say that I may have a
photocopy from an old Audio Magazine describing this. A PVA film might have
such properties. I know that in the 1970s I tried to put wood glue (PVA) on a
78 rpm record and stick it to a kraft-paper-like sheet. When I pulled it off
I had a negative with black specks on it. I never continued the work, did not
inspect it under a microscope, but I suspect that some of the black specks
may have been record material. Two arguments may be made why this experience
does not transfer to vinyl LPs: early 78 rpm grooves could be much steeper
near the land and of course the materials are so different.

This little bit is also a test of our system that the LoC have been working
on.

Kind regards,


George


> I don't know if there is anything to the practice of using Titebond II
> brand
> wood glue for cleaning LP's because I haven't tried it (I'm curious though).
> I
> doubt that it was an "April Fools" joke however because there has been a
> long
> running thread on the audioKarma forum regarding the practice:
>
> http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99837&highlight=Titebond+I
> I
>
> Cheers!
>
> Corey
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>
>
> Quoting Alex Hartov <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > Did you check the date of the posting?
> >
> >
> > On Apr 1, 2010, at 9:08 AM, Jeremy Smith wrote:
> >
> > > Maybe not the most time efficient, or archivally sound practice, but
> > something I hadn't heard of before....
> > >
> > >
> http://lifehacker.com/5495614/use-wood-glue-to-clean-and-restore-old-lps
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jeremy Smith
> > > Verizon-Du Bois Metadata Specialist
> > > Special Collections and University Archives
> > > University of Massachusetts-Amherst
> > > 154 Hicks Way
> > > Amherst MA 01003
> > > http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/
> >