How To Clean A Vinyl Record With Wood Glue

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in Weird


This technique actually works!
There are 15 comments:
Male 17,666
Thank The Imaginary Friend for digital.
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Female 6,165
Draculya sadly, digital sound is sub-par with record albums'. 
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Male 636
I haven't had great success with my Brillo pad method.  I'll give this a go.
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Male 221
used to do this in the late 80`s with latex (copydex) glue
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Male 5,381
This is good news for me :)  Been collecting Vinyl for a little over 2 years now.  I'm on a huge Mandrill kick, early funk is pretty easy to come by and it fucking rocks!
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it sounds about the same to me... kind of a waste of glue...

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Male 209
stephen_clark_porter the tragedy of a chair that shall never be sat on
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Female 17
It really does work. Keep an exact-o knife handy to gently lift the dried glue from edge of the record..The sound it makes when you peel the glue off is so satistfying. Also, be absolutely sure not to let it leech onto the needle. 
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Male 899
Huh, I guess I have never heard a clean record before.  I figured the hissing and popping were just a part of listening to records.
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Male 9,901
muert Vinyl, being an analog recording, IS a direct recording of, and an exact a duplicate of, the original music.  From the highs to the lows, every level and tone is duplicated.

CD's are digitized music, which has a limited number of levels and tones available. (Think analog as vector images and digital as rasterized images.)

That being said, to get clear, distortion-free sound from analog is labor intensive compared to an iPod. The vinyl must be clean and dust-free. The needle in good condition, the cartridge aligned and the arm balanced just right. Plus a good turntable has minute speed adjustments, a built in strobe and strobe markings.

I listen to enough classical and jazz to recognize the superiority of analog.  But I recognize also it's too much trouble so I stick with digital.  (Plus, I don't have to worry about replacing my copy of The Wall every couple years due to wear.)
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3,480
Talk about a method you can stick to! 
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Male 9,901
Probably the best way to deep-clean the groves on a record.  Used this trick all the time.

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Male 5,381
megrendel If you recommend it, I'm all over it :)
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