Records in Sunlight

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  1. Do0Bs

    Do0Bs Fo Shizzle Dizzle

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    Hey guys,

    Recently I've started noticing that sunlight coming through the window in the room I have my decks in is landing on the shelf where I keep my vinyl.

    The window isn't completely clear, its one of those privacy ones you get in bathrooms that have weird patterns on so none can perv on you peeing.

    I always keep the records in the covers so the sunlight isn't directly landing on the record surface but the covers do seem to get warm after a while.

    Will this damage them in anyway? Should I move them? Or could I stick some paper on the window to deflect the light abit?

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  2. dizzzeejungle

    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    I have an old black bedsheet that i just chuck over my whole set-up, might be worth doing if your paranoid , keeps the dust out also !
     
  3. $marty

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  4. nafe1

    nafe1 sea turtles mate

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    had the same trouble once ,as Smarty once said...."move them"
     
  5. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    haha yeah why risk it, the sheets not a bad idea

    ---------- Post added at 21:31 ---------- Previous post was at 21:30 ----------

    Also doesn ne1 know about not leaving your vinyls stacked horizontally - i dnt do it cus i heard that was bad but why??
     
  6. nafe1

    nafe1 sea turtles mate

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    i dont see why its would bad. but then again stackin em horizonally is abit weird, be an arsehole trying to find a tune quikly haha
     
  7. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Unless you wanna use your collection as a distorted frisbee then don't pack them on top of one another. Stand them together side by side.
     
  8. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    this.....now
     
  9. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Speaking from experience, vinyl plastic and sunlight are not the best of friends.
     
  10. motion audio

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    This. Vinyls heavy old stuff, stack it up and the grooves can get mis-shaped.

    And as for sunlight, as has been said, just move them out the way (y)