Mystery Mark On Vinyl...

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Combination, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    I recently acquired a record with something on it that I've just never seen before:

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    It's not anything related to an old poly bag, and this is actually copper/amber colored. Thinking it might be paint, I tried some Goo Gone, but it stayed exactly the same. In advance, I can assure you that this record was thoroughly cleaned before the GG tried to help. :)

    Any hints, suggestions, guesses, etc. are much appreciated!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  2. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident

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    Is there any noise there when you play through it?
     
  3. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yep. I'm keeping it, because I searched a long time for it.
     
  4. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Hard to tell from the photo but maybe it's paint or some paper-like dust that was pressed in at the factory?
    Did the seller mention this? I would return it, it's going to stick in your craw. Stuff like that makes a loud noise and yours has many rotations. You'll find another copy imo
     
  5. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Could be some random orange PVC pellets that went into the black mix. If it makes a sound its probably some sort of debris though.
     
  6. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    Looks to me a patch of vinyl from pellets that didn't get the full carbon black colouring. I have had similar and often there is no effect on sound. If it reproduces a repetitive noise best return it. Have you tried wet cleaning?
     
  7. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It definitely makes a sound.

    It's been cleaned as thoroughly as possible, so I'm really not sure what the next step is. It is staying with me, though.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  8. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Whats the album if I may ask?
     
  9. Brother_Rael

    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

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    I thought this ought to have gone in the Music section when I first read the title...
     
  10. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Manic Street Preachers - Lipstick Traces. It was a long and difficult search to finally land one, and I truly don't want to start over again.
     
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  11. Brother_Rael

    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

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    I think it's the Manic Street Preachers - Lipstick Traces.
     
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    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

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  13. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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    Well you have your answer then! It’s lipstick on the record
     
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  14. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    But Goo Gone takes care of lipstick, and that didn't do it! :p
     
  15. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    I get you, I can barely be bothered when its on a less expensive record, let alone my rare ones.
     
  16. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Oh, I get bothered a lot, trust me! But this is a very rare record, and sometimes you have to see the big picture. :)
     
  17. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

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    Did you buy it online? Was there any mention of the debri/ discount for it? Looks like two or more tracks are ruined.
     
  18. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    I have never seen this before in my 30 years of buying LPs.
     
  19. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    You have never seen a dirty record? ;^)
     
  20. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    I know it seems absurd but it is true. I have never seen a dirty record.
    I think the reason is because I gave an order to my servants to clean them on the KLAudio before they put them on the turntable for me to play.
     
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  21. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Sneaky KLAudio plug there ;^D
    (Quietly adds KLAudio Ultrasonic cleaner into shopping cart)
     
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  22. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Please, I'm not interested in returning it. The seller was upfront with me and didn't do anything wrong.

    The tracks aren't totally ruined. Just trying to figure out what the heck this thing might be.
     
  23. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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    Ohio USA
    Looks like a pressing defect. What, I have no idea. Guess we will never know
     
  24. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

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    Hard to say from a photo, maybe even in real life. I have an ultrasonic if you want to send it to me I'll put it in. Cavitation might be your last hope if you've tried other things.
     
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  25. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Thats nice of you. I would also in this case recommend the vinyl cleaning service ( cant remember the name but there are several), which is probably your best bet at getting things completely clean.
     

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