What do you know about playing records wet?
Dowse an old crackly record in cleaning-fluid so that it's literally pooled with the stuff and it will play with much less surface noise and distortion (until the fluid starts to dry in the grooves, then it'll probably be 100x worse than before, until you wet it again).
The anti-skate control on my old Thorens TD160 even has a separate scale for playing records wet, so it's certainly not an unknown technique.
Yet, I don't think I've ever read any magazines or articles that have discussed the technique at all, and I can't imagine it's good for the longevity of the cartridge.
Anyone done it?