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Out of curiosity, what is the best method , short of having a record cleaning machine to remove dried mold spots on LP's and is mold destructive permantly or removeable?
I have been buying and playing records for 40 years. If that alone is a testimonial, I don't know, but I just can't jump onto the commercial liquid cleaning products bandwagon.
Some of you might have followed the development of this cleaning fluid on Audiogon a couple of years ago. Long time vinyl aficionados were very enthusiastic about the products. Eventually, the creator, Paul Frumkin, ceased manufacturing it because it was too time consuming for Paul (who is an attorney). Fortunately, the formula was purchased and is now being produced by Osage Audio Products.
Hi,This is my first post but I have cleaned thousands of albums and here is the method that I have found to work the best. I am an audio dealer (TTVJ) and am not trying to promote anything - just telling you what works well for me...I use a VPI 27 cleaning machine. I fill the liquid storage tank with distilled water. I squirt on Vinyl Zyme record cleaner and rotate the album 3-4 time in each direction. I then let it sit for 20-30 seconds to make sure the Vinyl Zyme does its thing and then vacuum it off. Being an audiophile nutcase, I then disperse the distilled water on the album and rotate it 2-3 times with the brush engaged and vacuum it off again. The record is now ready to play. I have gotten excellent results cleaning it this way. You do not need anything more than a record cleaner that will vacuum, the solution and water off and a good wet brush to clean out the grooves. I do not recommend using anything other than distilled water for the rinse (we have very hard water where I live). And of course, never play your records when wet...I hope this helps!Todd
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Quote from: tvad4 on 13 Jan 2007, 01:46 amSome of you might have followed the development of this cleaning fluid on Audiogon a couple of years ago. Long time vinyl aficionados were very enthusiastic about the products. Eventually, the creator, Paul Frumkin, ceased manufacturing it because it was too time consuming for Paul (who is an attorney). Fortunately, the formula was purchased and is now being produced by Osage Audio Products. Paul e-mailed me out of the blue last week and informed me Osage was granted a license but that he held control over the composition. If you followed the development of the original thread you'll remember I helped Paul with the ultrapure water issue (I have a degree in Aquatic Science and at the time was working at a nuke running the ultrapure water system). Back then he offered me a couple bottles of concentrate to try out but I was in a nomad status and had no RCM. Now I've taken up his offer since I got a Record Doctor in Audiogon for a mere $60... It should be interesting.That formula of yours sounds interesting, too. I don't recognize all the ingredients, though. Do you mean stuff like Kodak Photo-Flo? What about the dishwasher thing? Won't that hurt vinyl? Them no spot chemicals used to rinse lab glassware are usually composed of K2CRO4 (potassium dichromate).***
My steps have changed in the past few months since I last wrote (several pages ago). Now I....1. Clean with carbon fibre brush2. Use LAST Power Cleaner3. Use LAT International Kleer-Disk (cleaner and anti-bacterial) on the Nitty Gritty4. Apply LAST Record Preservative5. Clean with carbon fibre brush again6. Place in new (poly-lined) sleeve
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