Best solutions for cleaning vinyl.

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  1. Ian_x

    Ian_x Member

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    Afternoon chaps, need to clean up a load of old vinyl to sell and found this on ebay.

    http://tinyurl.com/3783do7

    Looks pretty good but don't want to ruin anything so wondered what people thought or if anyone had found some good but relatively cheap alternatives please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Thin and crispy

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    I use bib groovespray m8
     
  3. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    it says right on that bottle its 99% rubbing alcohol...just go down the drug store you wana go that route...

    depends what you want to clean off? finger prints etc.. or scratches and dust?
     
  4. Ian_x

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    Probably going to be more scratches & dust type stuff

    ---------- Post added at 17:39 ---------- Previous post was at 17:33 ----------

    Whats that? Just had a google and couldn't find anything?
     
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    Just shove em in the dishwasher
     
  7. Fes Rock

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    warm soapy water and a soft sponge always worked for me...as for the scratches good luck blad
     
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    sorry to bump an old thread but does anyone know if it matters what kind of sponge you use? wil ljust a normal one you'd buy from a supermarket to wash the dishes do?
     
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    luke warm soapy water and your fingers avoiding the label will clean them up nice , dry them off with a soft tea towel mate
     
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    cheers :)
     
  12. tv_g

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    Usually I'll just use alcohol and a soft brush, but I've tried the wood glue method twice with Elmer's Wood Glue. It works amazing well for getting up dust, but it seems when I have records that covered in filth, there are scratches as well. Be careful about splattering the glue near the label and also make sure you have a bit of paper or tab to lift the glue up. (The time the tab fell out was a massive headache getting the glue to lift off. Anyway...

     
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    Was literally just talking about this method with a mate, and then saw this. Nice one for posting the video
     
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    It works (I was a bit worried my first attempt), but it is costly and takes almost 1 day/side.
     
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    Spittle. IMO.
     
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    That wood glue method is superb! I just use a alcohol based spray method and a cloth but may need to invest in that!
     
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    wood glue seems a bit overkill......
     
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    Ha ha! Come to think of it it does seem a bit of a chore!
     
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    depends how much you value that particular record
     
  20. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    i just brought a spray from chemical records and an anti static brush. still never used them though!!