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Old 11th March 2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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Default New vinyl cleaning method invented

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Old 11th March 2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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so has anyone tried this stuff?
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Old 11th March 2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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It looks very similar to a method published several years ago in Audio Amateur. Reg Williamson used polyvinyl alcohol, if I remember correctly, to make the film. You can still buy the stuff from Old Colony:

KM-9 - Reg's LP Rejuvenator Kit

Never tried it myself.
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Yeah. Way back in the eighties I used a similar product by Nagaoka (I later found the same product under another brand, maybe no-name). Same colour, too. I bet these design engineers were actually "engineering in reverse".

Dunno how someone can go on national TV and claim invention of a decades-old product.
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Especially when you can use wood glue to do the same thing.
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I bought 'Metrosound"s brush on-peel off mask in about 1980, and discovered it was indistinguishable from PVA Release Agent (except colour) as sold by fibreglass shops, at 5% of the price. I've been using release agent ever since.
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I bought 'Metrosound"s brush on-peel off mask in about 1980, and discovered it was indistinguishable from PVA Release Agent (except colour) as sold by fibreglass shops, at 5% of the price. I've been using release agent ever since.
Hey! Thanks for the tip! I think I'll give that a bash.
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I've used the PVA stuff as sold by Old Colony, and it works quite well. Downsides are, you have to "cook" the stuff up to prepare it (if you get the kit), and takes many hours to dry (usually overnight) before you can peel it off. Upsides are it lasts a long time and seems to cover a lot of surface area. I'm still using the first batch I cooked up over 20 years ago! I usually use water and enzyme based cleaners though, because I can do more records in the same amount of time.

Neither method will completely clean a really dirty record though ("remove all clicks and pops"), you'll have to use multiple cycles of both to do a good job.
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Default uhm... what have we here?

Just picked this up at the local flee market for all of $3. Around 1/3 of the fluid had been used.
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