Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,071

    Default Old record cleaning

    Part of my Chrismas present to myself was to take a few days and catch up on some stuff dealing with audio. Today I pulled out some boxes of old 78's and gave them a good cleaning on the VPI.

    What a stink! They are old obviously and some had some mold but the smell... It smells like a dog pissed all over me and the house. Maybe its the RCA dog. Even now that I've been away from it for a few hours I can still smell it.

    I guess eveyone celebrates Chrismas differently. Believe me, next year will certainly be different. :D

    Merry Christmas to all!
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (11)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Posts
    15,835

    Default

    guess you could say you pissed away your Christmas this year huh? :p

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,071

    Default

    Probably just piss poor planning... :D
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  4. #4
    Banned
    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Newark, Delaware
    Posts
    21,321

    Default

    If those 78s were lacquer the solutions you used may have mixed poorly that could account for the smell. Like mixing bleach and amonia.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,071

    Default

    I used a non-alcohol based mixture which is said to work fine with the old 78's. The MFSL super wash. I think it was just all the "old" coming off. Talk about a difference in sound! Cleaning takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about mold, sand, dirt, who knows what in grooves big enough to clean out with a toothpick! Actually, I'm thinking most of the smell was the old paper and cardboard covers. For now I stuck them in a garbage bag and put in the basement. When I get time I'll scan them and print out covers to go with the clean record/new sleeve. Not original but I can't deal with that smell.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  6. #6
    Banned
    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Newark, Delaware
    Posts
    21,321

    Default

    I did the same thing to my records that had become mold damaged. Every so often I go the garbage bag and pull a few out and give the once going over. I've kept them is a cool place so that rat bastard mold wouldn't keep growing.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Steam Powered Record Cleaning
    By jm1 in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 171
    Last Post: 04-10-2011, 10:26 AM
  2. A Very Long Primer on Record Cleaning Fluids
    By jm1 in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-22-2007, 06:17 PM
  3. Record playing van
    By bobman1235 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2005, 01:01 PM
  4. Record cleaning fluid
    By Kenneth Swauger in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-16-2004, 10:34 PM
  5. Orbitrac 2 record cleaning system for sale!
    By madmax in forum For Sale (FS) Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-17-2003, 09:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts