Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Adventures in record cleaning

I've been buying far too much used vinyl in charity shops over the past few months and no matter how filthy or clean these new audio treasures are they never go near my stylus without a full wet clean. Originally I started by using the Knosti Disco Antistat record cleaner and their own cleaning fluid, but at £20+ a litre bottle, with the occasionally cheap deal hitting £15 it was becoming expensive. The fluid can be re-used but even with filtering through the basic paper filters they provide (5 with each bottle) the recycled fluid is full of dirt - and worse the particles that make it through the paper filters are small enough to get left in grooves. I've been thinking that there must be better and cheaper ways to do this.