Record Revirginizer?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by buckeye1010, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. buckeye1010

    buckeye1010 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Dayton, OH
    Surprisingly, I've never heard of this product until today. A search here shows a few posts about this product, but not since 2013. Looks like there is nobody in the USA who sells this, so that might explain why I haven't heard of it. Anybody have any experience with this stuff?

    Edit, here is their website: http://recordrevirginizer.com/
     
  2. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    It sez here it "repairs your vinyls" so I'm already suspicious. I'm happy with my resuscitated VPI 16, seems to do as much as can be done to the very old LPs I pick up from yard sales.

    http://www.discogs.com/groups/topic/216694
     
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  3. felix.scerri

    felix.scerri Forum Resident

    G'day all, I had a friend who used the product and his opinion was that it was quite effective, but a very slow process, but his biggest negative was that it was way overpriced in his opinion.

    For that reason he would not use it again. Regards, Felix.
     
  4. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

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    Sounds similar to the old "wood glue method" to me....
     
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  5. felix.scerri

    felix.scerri Forum Resident

    G'day mate, yes, and the wood glue method probably works just as well! Regards, Felix.
     
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  6. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

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    Sydney, Australia
    I see this in a lot of record shops here, usually priced around $50 a pop. Just seems like an expensive way to buy wood glue to me, but I haven't tried it meself. Here it is in action...



    Seems to be more gelatinous than any wood glue I've tried, but I haven't got hold of the Titebond II yet.
     
  7. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I'd be more likely to try Last Record Preservative.

    I see Toneaudio has raved about it, though. Hmm.
     
  8. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

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  9. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Here's why they say they're better than wood glue.

     
  10. jstger6969

    jstger6969 Forum Resident

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    I've used it. It does work. It does a good deep cleaning. It does not perform miracles but it can make a good condition record very good. I got from Juno in the U.K for around $40 U.S
     
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  11. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Less than $25 for a bottle in the US. Hmmmm.
     
  12. druboogie

    druboogie Maverick Stacker

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    New Jersey
    Id love to try it, as wood glue always breaks apart when I peel it off.
    Well theyre not going to say wood glue is good, they dont want competition, they do have to sell product. Best way to scare people into buying. Some people (like me) arent going to put microscopes on their records looking for remnants of the goo. That goo would go a lot further with me since I usually only clean 45s.
     
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  13. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Cripes, I'm very impressed by the before-and-after samples. Especially the Eurythmics one.
     
  14. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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    I tried wood glue. It was a bloody mess. Like the faq says, it left lots of stray fragments. I took one look at the "cleaned" record and tossed it. No way my stylus was going to risk that.
     
  15. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    I've wood glued about fifty records. Only one got ruined, and it was my fault for letting it sit too long before peeling.

    But every single time I was completely paranoid.

    I may just give this stuff a shot for my drastic cracklies that don't show much improvement after going through the Spin Clean. A bottle shipped from Oz is half the price of the Last Preservative I was contemplating.

    Argh. My brain hurts.
     
  16. druboogie

    druboogie Maverick Stacker

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    Well I always vacuumed my records after gluing them to make sure there were no glue fragments. It really deneded on how thick I laid on the glue. When not enough, made crazy fragments. vacuuming after made for a pretty pristine disc.
     
  17. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    Hollywood, USA
    God, is there one born every minute, or what? :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Raylinds

    Raylinds Forum Resident

    My ex-wife tried it on herself. It didn't work.
     
  19. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Lodi, New Jersey
    Are you using Titebond II?
     
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  20. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Re the static charge, it's true. When I wet clean the record after using Titebond II, the static charge goes away.
     
  21. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan A man who dreams he is a butterfly?

    Just imagine if there really was such a thing. It'd be like high school prom night all over again...
     
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  22. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

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    Michigan, USA
    If you want me to drop $50 on your product, try giving it a less eye-rollingly obnoxious name.
     
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  23. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    We know wood glue works. Why wouldn't this work? Like I said above, it's got a rave review from Tone Audio. Unless you're referring to the price. ;)
     
  24. jfine

    jfine Forum Resident

    You have to follow up with Titebond II.
     
  25. druboogie

    druboogie Maverick Stacker

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    New Jersey
    Yeah but it didnt happen all the time. I still use it. Maybe I left it on too long, spread it too thin, Im still discovering with it.
     

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