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Question: I'm looking for a 45 and album vinyl cleaner and cloth especially for records. I have looked on-line but you are the expert and I don't want to purchase something that won't work.
As most of my records are very old I have to be careful. I have been using white vinegar and water but I think with the age of the records this may not work anymore. Regular alcohol and water doesn't work for me. Any suggestions?
Answer: There are special record cleaning liquids on the market, but an old way of cleaning will work as well - an old timer frined of mine swears by it: put a few drops of murpeheys soap into warm water and use that to physically wash the records in the direction of the groove. Avoid for the labels to get wet. Any harsher cleaning solutions I would not recommend. The best protection protection against dirt related
problems is, to keep records as clean as possible to being with: use a velvet covered record cleaning bar before playing each time and avoid for records to be exposed to dust: don't leave on player, or out when not playing.
One item that works quite well is a REC-O-VAC cleaning machine. It is a machine in which one would insert the record partially. It spins the record and vacuums any dust off the records. I had one for sale but it sold quite a while back.
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