Haven't tried Elsie on these, but the urban legend about Tite Bond  
type wood glue for cleaning PVC pressed discs is no myth.    The glue  
is applied to the entire surface (except not the label) in a smooth,  
even coat.   There are YouTubes on this.  The next day, one peels  
this "negative" off of the record side attempting to do so while  
leaving the peeling intact.  The glue disc will have the texture of  
the caramel sheets that might get applied to an apple for melting.     
The grooves will be denuded of all dust. debris, and detritus, as  
well as some of the oils from handling.   Seems scary, but it really  
comes all the way off without hurting the grooves, as far as I can  
tell.  This is not to be done to shellac or acetate discs, however.   
Only "vinyl."


On Sep 8, 2012, at 2:01 AM, Marie O'Connell wrote:

> Ummm?  I don't understand, I asked about the elmer's glue?  Do you  
> use ths
> to clean your records, as that is what I read it as.
> Marie
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>  
> wrote:
>> Roger
>> I have never had that problem with a brand new record.
>> Roger
>> ________________________________
>>  From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 1:04 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
>> Hi Buddy:
>> 1. I wouldn't clean a 45RPM this way. A good solution is the Spin- 
>> Clean
>> record washer:
>> Record_Washer_System-Record_Cleaning_Machine?&banner_id=242
>> There are many options for cleaning fluids, up to quite costly and  
>> exotic.
>> Dawn dish liquid would not be my choice. It can leave a residue.
>> 2. The best way to fight static is first of all don't use a cheapo  
>> fabric
>> platter mat and second don't work in too low-humidity environment.  
>> I have a
>> humidity meter in the studio and I get static problems if it's  
>> under 50% or
>> so, closer to 55% is better. You can also use a Zero-Stat gun:
>> Record_Cleaner
>> I have an original Discwasher Zerostat that still works well and  
>> does a
>> good job on all but the most badly-static-charged LP sides
>> 3. Regarding new, unplayed vinyl, it's usually somewhat grimey  
>> from the
>> factory and transit. I always clean it before playing it.
>> 4. As for EQ, any new grooved vinyl is designed for standard RIAA  
>> playback
>> EQ. Any standard phono preamp provides RIAA eq as well as level  
>> boost, so
>> it should be OK to interface the preamp directly to your computer.
>> Good luck! Making decent-sounding vinyl-to-digital transfers  
>> requires some
>> careful listening and testing different methods, but when the  
>> results are
>> good, you get the sound you like from the vinyl with the  
>> convenience of
>> digital files.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Blue Star Music" <
>> [log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 2:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
>>> Please excuse me if these questions have already been asked and  
>>> answered.
>>> I am converting 45 RPM vinyl to digital using pristine (never  
>>> played)
>> vinyl on a Stanton belt-drive turntable through amp/eq to computer  
>> input.
>> Here are my questions:
>>> 1.  I've been told to put the records on end in a soapy wash and  
>>> brush
>> them with the groove using a soft bristle brush.  The wash is  
>> supposed to
>> be distilled water with dish soap.  Is this recommended for pristine
>> vinyl?  Is there a certain brand of soap to use or stay away from  
>> (ie:
>> Dawn)?
>>> 2.  After air drying, I've been using "Gruv-Glide" to reduce  
>>> static.  Is
>> there something better?
>>> 3.  Is this process all wrong?
>>> 4.  What eq settings are recommended to bring vinyl back to life?
>>> Thanks for your input.
>>> BW
>>> Buddy Weaver
>>> San Diego, CA

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