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Re: [ARSCLIST] Record cleaning fluid recommendations?
We'll have to wait a day or two before I'll have time for a more detailed
commentary on our own efforts but if memory serves the LOC's solution,
while reasonably safe, is, based upon chemistry, not capable of thoroughly
removing certain classes of contaminants including the mold release waxes
found on the surface of all vinyl pressing & the greases often found on
Thorough cleaning permits a clean stylus to establish a path of least
resistance along the groove & with repeated playback to maximize the fit
between the stylus & the groove for improved tracing. The results are
audible. Thorough cleaning has also been shown to strongly inhibit renewed
biological growth on both vinyl & shellac even when discs are stored in
contaminated sleeves under less than ideal conditions for periods exceeding
PS ah, I just realized you're near to Blanchard Springs. What a
magnificent series of caves. Boy is that an understatement!
At 08:40 AM 12/16/2003 -0600, you wrote:
I appreciate the response to the supplies we use for cleaning
recordings. I had hoped to get some feedback when I posted. We
initially choose the materials based on a recommendation from the
Library of Congress. We shifted in the actually cleaning solution after
being assured that the solution was as good as the Nitty Gritty formula.
And we were dealing with a supplier who deals with record collectors in
this region. But if anyone knows of a reason why this solution is not
acceptable I would like to hear it. We are not bound by any contract
to continue as we are doing. To date we have been quite satisfied after
cleaning about 1000 LPs.
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