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Old 11th August 2017, 09:26 PM   #1
multirock is offline multirock
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Default Ultrasonic Record Cleaner surfactant

I recently built a Ultrasonic record clenaer, and I read that Triton X-100 is highly recomended for the cleaning process.
Altough, I can't find it in my country (Chile). So, do you know a replacement for the Triton x-100.
I found this: Solujet. Could this works?

If not, dou you know any other?
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Old 11th August 2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by multirock View Post
do you know any other?
Amazon.com : Kodak Photo-Flo 200 Solution, 16oz : Camera & Photo
This product is a surfactant, just use a few drops per gallon of water.
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Old 12th August 2017, 07:25 AM   #3
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As far as I understand Triton does a little bit more then Photo-Flo. It is also a detergent working on mold and other "living" dirt. Photo-Flo is as far as I know only a wetting agent. Whereas X-100 has a double function.
On the web you can find numerous recipes, some of them have an alternative of X-100. Have a look at vinylengine there you will find a lot of links and recipes

My 2cts


PS I use X-100 since recently to substitute dishwasher wetting agent and photo-flo type of products. It really helps to get rid of most of the mold in my US-cleaner
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Old 14th August 2017, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot!!!
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Old 14th August 2017, 06:43 PM   #5
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I use NP-40
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Old 4th September 2017, 07:04 AM   #6
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Hmmm. I believe your concern is the same as what is discussed here: My version of an Ultrasonic Record Cleaner. The thread is like 5 years old, so you can get a lot of insights from the discussion.

Hope this helps!
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Old 9th October 2017, 10:30 PM   #7
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I just use the photo Flo ..but seriously.. mould is just gone with the ultrasonic cleaner...even with plain water!
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