| caring for your vinyl collection...
void touching the playing grooved surface of any vinyl
disc. The disc should only be handled by the outer edge or the
labled surface. When possible handling with a soft cotton is
void stacking records on a turntable (the use of a
spindle to stack albums and 45's was common in the 60's and 70's).
Also do not place your vinyl on any other surface without the
he cleaning of discs, should be performed before and
after playing. This ensures the best possible playback, and prepares
the disc for "dust free" storage.
here are various methods, machines and formulas, for
the cleaning of your records. For LP's and 45's the basic approach
is advised, the use a soft, clean cloth and water is generally
acceptable. Distilled water is preferred over tap water. Also
recommended is a "water based" cleaning solution with up
to 20% isopropyl alcohol by volume. This type of solution is
especially effective in removing dirt and dissolving oily
contaminants from the contact with hands and skin.
hen cleaning the disc, place it on a soft clean flat
cloth. Next, apply the cleaning solution or water, and with a soft
clean cloth, work the disc in a circular motion and in the direction
of the grooves. If possible, avoid a static build up on your discs.
This will not only create crackles during playback, but also attract
dust particles during playing and handling.
ith 78's(shellac discs) the use of tap water,
distilled water, or a "water based" cleaning solution,
should be used. The use of alcohol or a "alcohol based"
cleaning solution can dissolve shellac recordings. as with the
vinyl, place the disc on a soft surface, and apply a soft, clean
cloth in a circular motion.