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Record Collecting Tips

Record Cleaning

The best way to clean a record is with a wet vacuum system such as the VPI or Nitty Gritty record cleaning machines. A solution of distilled water and 25% alcohol is applied to the record, a turntable rotates the record and a vacuum nozzle removes the wet solution and all of the dirt from the grooves. This will work wonders for some conditions such as water damage and dust . It will not remove scratches.

If you cannot afford one of these machines you can use distilled water and a clean soft cloth. Tap water has minerals in it that can leave deposits. The best solution of course is to not let them get dirty in the first place.