FAQ: Record Cleaning Machines

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What vinyl cleaning device do you guys have???

Post by mix4fix » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Considering a VPI...

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RE: What vinyl cleaning device do you guys have???

Post by CactusCowboy » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:37 pm

I use a homemade wet/vac record cleaning machine. Take a look at photos and description on this thread:

http://www.recordcollectorsguild.org/in ... hlight=diy

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RE: What vinyl cleaning device do you guys have???

Post by platterpaws » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:53 pm

I use a device called a Label Saver which is 2 circular pieces of clear plastic (holes in the center where a threaded rod passes thru with handles on each end). There is a groove machined in each side of each plastic disc where rubber o-rings sit to seal off the label. After the wash and rinse I use a regular vacum cleaner (with a soft brush attachement) that is vented outside with the clothes dryer vent.

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RE: What vinyl cleaning device do you guys have???

Post by Graeme » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:32 pm

A Monks - but it's difficult to justify the cost for the average collector.

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Post by vinylhunter » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:42 pm

I use the basic Nitty Gritty that does a fairly decent job. The record shop that I frequent uses the VPI and there's no comparison. I'd spring for the VPI if I have the dough. I'd have to stop buying vinyl for a few months and that'll never happen.

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Post by vinyl1 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:02 pm

I use a VPI 16.5, which I bought new about 10 years ago. My actual record cleaning is done with the Disc Doctor cleaning systems, I just use the machine to vacuum off the fluid.

I recomend both the VPI and the Disc Doctor brushes and fluid.

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Post by wheatthin » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:16 pm

I second vinyl1. I use the same machine and Disc Doctor brushes and fluid.

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Post by hrtshpdbox » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:32 pm

The cleaning device I have is my hands (plus some diapers); 99% of the records that I clean are 45s, and I know it's easier to do them by hand and suspect they wind up just as clean as by machine.

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Post by greyhound » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:45 am

Yeah, my RCM is the kitchen sink.
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Post by molius » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:41 pm

I use the Cadence Okki Nokki with the LAST cleaning products. Everything sounds clean to me.

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