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Old 31st January 2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Vinyl "label savers" for $6.

I went down to the local "Harbor Freight" store. It's a tool superstore chain in the US. They have everything imaginable in tools and supplies.

I got a couple of suction cups made for auto body repair and windshield installation etc.
They are 4.5 inches in diameter, the perfect size to cover the label on a vinyl record during wet cleaning and the soft rubber seals and protects the label......leaving adequate lead out still exposed. You also have great handles to hold the vinyl while cleaning.

You just have to center the record over the bottom cup, then center the top cup. Finally just close the handle on the top cup to create the suction to hold both securely in place and protect the label. It's stupid simple. .

The ones I got is #40993.
Regular price is $4.99 US each but they were on sale for $2.99.
I'm sure they sell a similar item in other countries.
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Old 1st February 2014, 04:46 AM   #2
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Clever solution, thanks.
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Old 1st February 2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks ......

Any commercially available label savers are over $50 and are just a couple of pieces of plastic.
Also, any tutorial on how to make your own usually consist of modifying existing hardware and adding fasteners and seals.
These are ready made and inexpensive.

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I just used them cleaning a quite "dirty" record I just got and......... they work great.

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you need two?

The hole in the middle would prevent one from working alone??
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you need two?

The hole in the middle would prevent one from working alone??
Yes.... they work by vacuum.. So, they depend on each other to create and maintain the vacuum.

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