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Re: cleaning LP's

Found this info on a website ~

"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


Re: Re: cleaning LP's

yes! go with Joannie's mixture, but the main thing (no matter what you use) is to clean very very gently in a circular motion (almost NO pressure) and then to let the records AIR DRY in a dishrack.

Do not try and dry the records with paper towels, etc.

Re: Re: cleaning LP's

Thanks guys!! I think I will try JoanieBlon's suggestion and want to thank her and everyone else for the suggestions. I figure I will have to clean between 150 and 200 albums.

Re: cleaning LP's

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.

Jack Bond

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Thanks for the info Jack. Will give Broussard a call. I Sure would like to salvage those old albums.

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