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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2015, 05:17:26 PM »
Benjamin, just do it.  Nessie has been a great investment to me. In all the time I have owned and sold cleaning machines the process has never been so easy and I have cleaned more records in a few weeks than I did in the first months of owning traditional machines. 

http://youtu.be/k44xTuEiyS4


Imagine the results on a really good turntable.

It's a little less expensive than the CA and I play music nice and loud for the sound wave effect.

After watching that youtube clip, it does leave you tempted... So easy and clean to use and super effective.
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2015, 07:07:58 PM »
Hey Big G,

Any donations welcome.....

The Boss, she will ring my neck if I fork out that kinda tom right now....other items first in line like kitchen makeover; bathrooms; painting the castle and sorting the pool :sulky: :sulky:
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2015, 07:23:36 PM »
Hey Big G,

Any donations welcome.....

The Boss, she will ring my neck if I fork out that kinda tom right now....other items first in line like kitchen makeover; bathrooms; painting the castle and sorting the pool :sulky: :sulky:

BJ... We share the same problem...  :mates:
I've been too long too far away from music....

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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2015, 08:08:17 PM »
I have to have this....Am I allow to Covet??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B_hnj0Y2ms

Gorgeous finishes and 10/10 performance :thumbs:
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2015, 08:13:49 PM »
How much kitchen does 60k buy these days.  You could clean records at the fair and pay for the kitchen that way. 
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2015, 08:19:37 PM »
Temptations....

Who need enemies with friends like you; now you got me thinking :sh1tstirrer:

Already decided to visit the Vinyl Fair in CT tomorrow....maybe should send around "collection plate" after all, it is Sunday :BWAHAHAH:
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2015, 09:06:31 PM »
Actually you could buy the machine and let she who needs the kitchen operate it at the fair and earn the kitchen.
You may walk through the woestyn for a bit but you will have clean records and a smart kitchen. 

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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2015, 09:14:42 PM »
You want me to have broken "TV" at home.......Lots of Picture but no sound :facepalm:
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #83 on: August 29, 2015, 09:31:42 PM »
You want me to have broken "TV" at home.......Lots of Picture but no sound :facepalm:

 :ROFLMAO:
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #84 on: September 08, 2015, 09:01:45 PM »
Two things I've changed in my cleaning process that seem to have made a noticeable difference that I thought I'd share....


1. I changed the spray bottle I use for my cleaning mix to one that makes more of like a vapor when it sprays and I'm convinced (could be placebo but who cares I'm happier!) that it penetrates deeper into the grooves as a result
2. After the clean cycle I run an additional rinse with distilled water only

As a side note, call me paranoid but I run all of my "new" secondhand acquisitions through my cleaning machine twice now.



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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2016, 06:56:14 PM »
My current cleaning regime seems to be working wonders so thought I'd share.  It's not much different to those on this thread and the vacuum bottle is optional.

mix = 1 part Isopropyl alcohol (reagent spec available at Dischem) to 8 parts distilled water, four drops kleen green (beware, they have launched a lemon flavour one go for original).  Mixed in a mister from the crazy store.

1.  Spray a mist of the mixture onto the record.
2. Brush in with a non-natural fibre 5cm width paintbrush which has been thinned to a brush thickness of 5mm, cut back to 2cm bristle length.
NB follow the grooves and don't overdo it.  Light pressure and do the whole side three or four times changing direction as you do.
3. Vacuum off - I use a piece of silicon tubing (very soft) into the side of an energade bottle then simply suck the open bottle teat. You look a prat but it works.
NB- If you cannot be bothered lightly wipe with a microfibre cloth so you lift the fluid rather than rubbing the crap back into the grooves.
4. From another mister bottle, generously mist with distilled water. Then brush again.
5. Vacuum again or lightly microfibre with another cloth.
6. Let it stand until dry out of sunlight but pref. Near a breeze.

They dry quickly.

I then use an anti stat brush before playing whilst holding a metal part of the stand so I am earthed.

Next time I have HiPhib's pre-mix so will be comparing results
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2016, 07:17:23 PM »
Get the Hi-Phib new premix.That is far superior .But I am not sure if it works for manual cleaning as I use a RCM.
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2016, 09:49:49 AM »
That's the one I have, got it the other week, just finishing off the  last batch I made up first
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2016, 10:54:08 AM »
The Revita fluid is good for manual cleaning and vacuum machine cleaning.
It's not recommended for bath type set ups. 
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Re: Cleaning vinyl
« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2016, 02:40:18 AM »
Is this the Magic Eraser you guys are talking about? (http://www.makro.co.za/home-and-catering/addis-magic-eraser-217209EA )

If so, I dont think I'd be too excited to run my stylus through that.



Anyone still using these to clean the stylus?

I see a few posts saying this works however just checking if this is still a good method  :nfi:

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