Dusty vinyls

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  1. sparrx

    sparrx Member

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    My vinyl's love dust every time i spin a record the needle ends up clogged up with the stuff when it's half way through playing which is really annoying as it obviously messes with the sound. I understand it's magnetism and all that but dont know why mine gets so dusty so quickly? I've tried cleaning up the area around it regularly, keeping my room clean, using one of those vinyl dusting brushes (which is a pain to do every time you put a record on the turntable) and i've also had them in a couple of different rooms and the same problem keeps coming up.
    I haven't used anti-static sprays yet, does this last long once applied or have you gota keep spraying it regularly? And I dont leave my records to one side for long periods of time i mix em pretty often.

    Any tips/products you can recommend?
     
  2. fuuz3r

    fuuz3r KRISTJAN V

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    what cart are you using? and what tracking weight? i don't recall this being a problem for me tho. how your storing your vinyl? as for anti static spray i have on - have bearly used it, but it says on the label that there is no need to spray regulary - just spray it once and it should be good for some time - also not directly on the record, but spray on some kind of cloth and then apply on the record.
     
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    put your vinyl back in the sleeve/make sure its covered.
     
  4. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    i have same issue, this is usually due to the size of the room its being kept in
     
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    fuuz3r KRISTJAN V

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    i don't follow you here mate. how does the size of the room matter? if the vinyl is stored correctly .
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Smaller the room.. More dust collects. In my case anyway!
     
  7. jsmith89

    jsmith89 Hmph..... silly...

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    lighter fluid and one of those yellow dust cloths do the trick for me
     
  8. Shatner's Bosom

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    Maybe try not to smoke a lot in that room and try and air it out.
    - Also a fan might help? somehow, stop that dust settling? perhaps not tho
     
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    Stop being so flaky :teeth:
     
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    Anti-Static cloth.

    I do agree with the room size thing though.
    My room is tiny...& seems to gather/collect dust quicker.

    Keep your vinyl's covered even when they are away in a crate with a small dustsheet or something.

    The surrounding area of my decks normally gets dusty quickly so I have stopped using my lids for my 1210's and also use a dustsheet, works better & covers a bigger surface area.

    Underlying factor is that dust is a vinyl DJ's worst nightmare.
     
  12. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    good housekeeping.
    not only is it my favourite non pornographic magazine to jack off to.
    its also a good way to keep ur vinyl's dust free.
    some of those static dust brishes just push it around and dont remove it.
    this is an extreme measure.
    you can use ammonia free glass cleaner and a lint free cloth.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXiCIyv2Vv0 this guy knows the score.
     
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    Cheers for responses,

    My carts are ortofen concordes, the tracking weight was balanced correctly and then set to 3, and anti-skate is on 2. this should be correct as i got instructions off somebody who seemed to know what he was on about lol. tried it on different weights/settings and the same thing happens only sound quality gets a bit worse or needle starts skipping which isnt what i want...

    My room is medium sized, not overly crowded. And Ive been using radox for men recently so maybe that's the problem...

    I will try those anti static sprays then, and yep viperfranks the man he knows his stuff^
     
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  14. sparrx

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    yeah the brush hes using in the video looks much better than the one i have, pretty sure my one is causing more problems then it does good...time to get mr muscle on the job...
     
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    altough viperfrank is the man and one smart guy, i'm really not eager to clean my vinyl with a window cleaner. went to the kitchen, picked it up and ...nah. i use servisol foam cleanser and then rinse it with tap water and dry it with soft cloth immediately. works pretty well for me.
     
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    just saw that foam might be a bit more of an intelligent choice and anti static too. cheers
     
  17. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Any disinfectant will do. They're made of plastic ffs.



    Lighter fuel sounds a very manly way to clean them Jack...or are you just trolling?
     
  18. jsmith89

    jsmith89 Hmph..... silly...

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    haha in all seriousness it leaves them glistening, plus i've noticed a lot less dust buildup after i've put some on
     
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    regular vacuuming solved this problem for me, got ridiculous at one point was literally getting horrible dust build up halfway through playing a record, never had that problem since vacuuming the room semi-regularly
     
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    watch this vid then you can tell your friend how it is actually done. anti skating is not supposed to be set, its supposed to be calibrated.
    anti skating