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Watch out with alcohol, it will smear the ink on some unlaminated covers.
It can also sometimes strip off the lamination. I notice some places sell a
50% solution that should be mild enough for most uses.

I throw out the plain inner sleeves if the mildew smell is strong, and wipe
the covers down carefully. I would take off the cellphone and throw it away
if you don't need it.

If you can leave the covers outside in partial sunlight on a mild day it
will do a lot to reduce the smell - not glaring, hot sunlight which can
warp the covers, but a partial shade.





On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Paul T. Jackson <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 99 percent isopropyl alcohol works. Soak a clean cloth and wipe covers.
> Have had to do this several times.
>
> On Jul 18, 2017 11:32 AM, "Paul Fredricksen" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > I recently inherited many LPs (some still in the cellophane wrapper) that
> > smell musty and show some white spots on the covers.  They were stored
> in a
> > damp basement environment.
> >
> >
> >
> > I haven't had a chance to sort through them yet.
> >
> >
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean them up while maintaining the
> > integrity of the cover?  I plan to use plastic sleeves for the "good"
> ones
> > and I have a Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine; so cleaning the actual
> > record should not be a problem.
> >
> >
> >
> > Paul Fredricksen
> >
> >
> >
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