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vinyl-how do u clean it?


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I got tons of it that has to be cleaned,how do i do it?plus I have this one 12' that skips and i don't think it is my needles,is there any way I can fix that?
thanks 4 the tips


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There are cleaning products out there...

I've also heard watered down rubbing alcohol and a clothe aren't that bad...

But g'luck.



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go to a used vinyl store and pick up a cleaning kit.. or the cheaper way is to run them under water, then dry them with a non-abrasive cloth.
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you can buy cleaning kits for about $25.
you get a lint brushish thing and some cleaning solution with it.

swiffer also works good.


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Swiffer is ok, but DO NOT USE IT. I am boycotting it for environmental reasons.

The best thing to get is a cleaning kit, widely available at record stores.



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As for record skips, I heard that if you play the stylus over the skipped part with a penny on top of the cartridge, it will eventually go away.

I have not done this, it was only told to me, and I have no way of proving that it works.

As for cleaning kits, whatever the others mentioned above... but records should be clean anyway, avoid fingerprints on them (although mine are pretty bad).



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if a record skips, either break it in half and throw it out the window, or keep it around to use as a spare hub-cap. there's no way that a record skips because of your needle. if that were so, then all your records would skip pretty much.

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use that little red velvety cleaning dealie..like from the days when your parents had records...that will prolly work.

or you can send them over here...with your tables..and i'll take care of them.


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Boy Scout/McGyver solution: straight vodka and a clean soft lint-free cloth. Soak cloth, rub in the direction of the grooves.

Many used record stores use rubbing alcohol, and that is what I use for my old disco records (with a lint-free washcloth)

Those expensive cleaning soultions are nothing but rubbing alcohol


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a couple of my records had skips
what i did was i placed these weights on top of the needles

sure it may do more damage to the records, with what the weight on it, but no more skip

and until i find replacements for those 12"s, this will do just fine

so go find some gemini's and snatch these off them

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