Is it possible someone out there has information on how to clean LP's that have been under salty, muddy water for a period of time. I am trying to salvage my collection that Katrina tried to drown. Is there a special solution to use or do you just use fresh water. Any help will be appreciated.
"Genie-a-Bottle" from Acoustic Sounds, Salinas Kansas... Use 2 drops Genie (NOT a household cleanser, but an excellent product mfg specifically for LPs) to 40 oz of a stock solution of 25% ANALYTICAL GRADE Isopropanol and 75% distilled water. Trust me, this is the best and I've tried ' em all... I also clean hundreds of LPs per month and know the difference! Dbk
Those seem to be good suggestions. Assuming that you live somewhere close to this place, in February I talked with a guy named Walt Broussard who sells used records at a flea market at 5903 Johnston Street (about a mile south of Acadiana Mall). We talked about cleaning LPs, and he told me what he does - a mix of some really unusual things that I do not remember - but he swore by his method. You might ask him - his phone number is 337-984-3509. It sounded interesting. He even told me how he straightens warped records - something about placing them between glass and leaving them in the sun for a specified time.
That Genie-in-a-Bottle sounds interesting, too, even though it would take me forever to use 40 ounces of a solution. I just use a towel (placing the LP on it flat), a wet soft cloth and a dry soft cloth. That seems to work. I haven't really found anything to remove or at least camouflage scratches, but I have heard that there is such a thing.