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One downside to vinyl

I'm really struggling to keep my new vinyl clean.

the cleaning brushes i have seem to be making the issue worse rather than better.

does anyone have any tips for keeping vinyl in tip top condition.

i put an album on earlier, only previously played it once, and now there's a stubborn piece of muck in one of the grooves, and i can't seem to get it out! its enough to make a loud pop.

 

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RE: One downside to vinyl

A good wet cleaning machine then anti-stat sleeves.

 

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RE: One downside to vinyl

The Mrs and a sponge?

I've noticed a hell of a lot of static when changing the record from side a to side b as well.

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RE: One downside to vinyl

In my experience a clean with a Keith Monks machine (followed by storage in anti-stat sleeves) knocked static on the head.

It cost me £2.00 for every LP (now £2.50) but I never had static problems after they'd been treated.

You'll probably have to buy one. Luckily my nearest service was 10 minutes walk away ...

http://www.vinylrecords.co.uk/Cleaning.html

 

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RE: One downside to vinyl

Pretty much the same advice as chebby.

I have to drive 15 miles to get mine cleaned but worth it.

Keeep listening room hoovered and keep cat off the turntable... :grin:

 

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RE: One downside to vinyl

haha that record shop is on my road Smile I'm totally taking some stuff down for a clean Smile

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RE: One downside to vinyl

The Milty Zerostat gun works wonders on static and lasts for years. As for cleaning, a wet wash machine is the only way to go.

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RE: One downside to vinyl

chebby wrote:
In my experience a clean with a Keith Monks machine (followed by storage in anti-stat sleeves) knocked static on the head.

It cost me £2.00 for every LP (now £2.50) but I never had static problems after they'd been treated.

You'll probably have to buy one. Luckily my nearest service was 10 minutes walk away ...

http://www.vinylrecords.co.uk/Cleaning.html

And anyone with a collection of 200 or more can invest in something like upcoming improved Okki Nokki, which price wise is equivalent of cleaning 200 albums - any after that are a bonus as it has paid for itself. You can clean them as many times as you like as well.

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