Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by onwardjames, Dec 31, 2014.
Ultrasonic does not shake records or anything else for that matter.
So is a Ultra Sonic cleaning advisable? Dont hear much talk about that technique.
If so I have one of these.
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My method (used on 1000+ LPs): spray both sides with Blue Windex, wipe both sides with a piece of folded Bounty in a counterclockwise motion, hold LP vertically over sink and spray both sides with 91% isopropanol, spray-rinse liberally both sides with distilled water, place LP vertically in a suitable rack, let air-dry (an hour or less depending on room humidity). Done this for years with NO problems!
Vinyl is thougher than most of you think! Throw it in a landfill for a century or two, dig it up, give it a good cleaning and, presto, good to go! Try that with your digital music on hard drives!
With so many methods out there I wasn't sure what I wanted for under $500. I ended up with a 3 record manual ultrasonic cleaner and record doctor vac system. I bought a 3 record vinyl stack manual spindle added a washer, 3 neodinium? Magnets, and another washer. I then put another washer on a
magnet bar. I had a broken picture frame so cut and glued that to rest on top of the ultrasonic cleaner. I marked the spindle so I know where I'm at when it's time to rotate the spindle on the ultrasonic. After they're done on the ultrasonic they get spun on the record doctor to dry and any last clean up.
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