Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by andy749, Feb 16, 2018.
Hmm...what do you think of this?
No No No. WD40 has silicone in it. Last thing you want near records.
Isn't WD40 fish oil?
It's great, will clean even the music out of your records.
This is disgusting. I applied a minute amount of WD40 to a rusty padlock the day before yesterday and still can't get that smell off my hands.
very interesting and quite entertaining! all you guys try it first, I'm too chicken.
It’s remarkable how such a simple task has so many nutty ideas on how to do it better. I don’t know how many of those YouTube video are serious but people certainly take them seriously.
When I got started I watched them, made my own home brew cleaner and spent hours hand cleaning records. Anything other then a spinclean or RCM used as directed is a fools errand.
You took words right out of my mouth. I cannot believe how many videos on YouTube that has all sorts of really horrible advice regarding turntables and records in general. I even come across a couple videos that say that RCM's are a total scam/useless. Totally unreal.
WD40 will clean a lot of stuff from a lot of other stuff - for example it removes permanent marker pen from most surfaces. However -it does leave behind a slippery residue because that's its main purpose. You'd have to wash it off the record pretty quick. Maybe you could use as a last resort but it hardly seems worth the bother.
Next thread... "How to Clean WD40 from Records"...
Leave the WD40 on for a few years and it will be interesting to see what damage it does to the vinyl.
I’m game, can we use your stylus to check the results?
Try some carburetor cleaner and see how that works out for ya.
Guy in that YouTube video is clearly a troll
No, it's petroleum based. Should not be used indoors, and certainly not around people with respiratory ailments.
The old lady across the street sprays it on her knees, says it helps her arthritis...
I literally laughed out loud at work reading this one.. well done.
It's just like playing records wet, except with more chemicals.
The same guy repeated the experiment with distilled water, and the result was nearly identical:
Mission accomplished then...
Wood glue or bust.
I hate to think what WD-40 would do to a stylus.
Oh boy, no. Plus what would that stuff do to your stylus, eek.
My son is an exploration geologist.
The mechanic who cares for the drill rigs has a saying:
"If it moves and shouldn't - Duct Tape, if it doesn't move and should - WD40"
Pretty nifty tool box, but record cleaning, no thanks!!
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