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August 31, 2013, 06:52:39 PM
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I found a decent tutorial on YouTube:

Deep Clean Your Vinyl Records

I'm going to give this a try this weekend.  8)

Anyone else try this technique yet? Let me know how it worked!
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September 07, 2013, 02:15:44 PM
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I'm doing this right now.

I apply the glue while the record is spinning, and spread it with a credit card type plastic card. When it's dry I use a scalpel to lift it from the inner side of the LP (I insert the scalpel between the glue and the record). Then I easily peel it off with my fingers.

On a very dirty record, 4 gluings per side usually halve the amount of dirt.
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September 09, 2013, 03:23:49 PM
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i use the wood glue method as well.
sometimes you can rescue a used record which would otherwise be too noisy.

i use an old Discofilm applicator to apply the wood glue. (while discofilm is said to do the same as wood glue, it never worked as well)

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November 05, 2013, 03:10:00 PM
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This process might get most go the dirt out but scares me. I have used wood glue and did not clamp my work, after the glue dried I noticed the two pieces were separated a little more then the way I left them. I could be wrong but it seemed to me the glue expanded a little and if that is the case what would it do to the record groves. If you have a nice record collection, invest in a good vacuum machine.


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what's keeping me from buying a vacuum based record cleaning machine is the high cost.
The cheapest unit available here in Europe seems to be the oki nokki for 400 euros.
I could probably re-buy half of my record collection for that.




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