How do you clean a sticky LP


2005-03-26 2:31 pm
I have an LP record that I left on the player and forgot about it for a few months. One day I opend the turn table cover and discovered the matt had totally melted into some sort of gooy stuff with the LP stuck in it. After removing the gooy matt from the platter and separating the LP from the gooy matt, I could not figure out any way to clean the LP.

Does anyone have any idea how to do it?

Bas Horneman

diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
2002-04-03 12:03 am
The Netherlands
Because this is so very dirty just use undiluted denatured alcohol (ethanol) or isopropyl..normally record cleaning fluids have these alcohols as the main active ingredient...diluted with distilled this case the distilled water will be of no use. If the alcohol does not work..I don't know what will without damaging your lp...