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What is your vinyl cleaning routine? Poll

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Porkpie, May 3, 2021.

  1. Nathan Z

    Nathan Z Forum Resident

    Every record that sees my stylus gets a wet clean first. I use a Spin Clean, which is less than optimal, but better than nothing. I also use an AudioQuest carbon fibre brush before putting the tonearm down.
  2. SunSon

    SunSon Forum Resident

    Sea Of Holes
    The anti-static brush is essential. Just this simple little thing makes a world of difference time and time again.
  3. Brush. Good to go :tiphat:
    uzn007 likes this.
  4. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend • vinyls •

    The Midwest
    • Check to see if new vinyl is dirty
    It never goes beyond that point, as new vinyl is clean.
  5. Satrus

    Satrus Forum Resident

    Cork, Ireland
    I wet clean all new and used records first. That is followed by ultrasonic cleaning on my Klaudio RCM. Once that process has been completed the only additional ‘cleaning’ that I do is a light brushing with my Audioquest brush to remove lint or airborne debris, before and after play. No further cleaning is necessary in my case. I have the cleanest sounding vinyl I have ever had in over fifty years with a total absence of noise. Count me very, very happy! :D
    Jim0830 and Otlset like this.
  6. Casey737

    Casey737 Forum Resident

    All records get an ultrasonic bath on a DIY setup then a rinse on pro-ject RCM and air dry. Before play get a carbon brushing and quick spritz with groove washer solution and velvet brush. soon to be upgrading to a Degritter and selling the DIY US setup.

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