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August 11, 2004 2:28 PM   Subscribe

I just added Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction with the orig artwork but the vinyl seems dirty and sounds bad. Does anyone have any preferences or suggestions for a good record cleaner?
posted by BMF to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
 
A 7:1:14 mix of ethyl alcohol, isopropyl, water with a few drops of detergent works well. Dry in a cold breeze.

But seriously, eDonkey.
posted by holloway at 2:37 PM on August 11, 2004


Discwasher
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:37 PM on August 11, 2004


I use this stuff that comes in a black box with a nice brush and a red bottle that fits inside the handle of the brush. I'm sorry but I'm spacing on the name. Works pretty well though.
posted by trbrts at 2:37 PM on August 11, 2004


Oops, PinkStainlessTail had it. Except mine is a red bottle.
posted by trbrts at 2:38 PM on August 11, 2004


Are you sure it sounds bad because it's dirty?

Okay, okay. Good resources at The Vinyl Tourist and instructions for making your own cleaning fluid.
posted by littlegreenlights at 2:56 PM on August 11, 2004


It's going to take quite a lot of work to get it to not sound bad.
posted by davebug at 3:15 PM on August 11, 2004


It's going to take quite a lot of work to get it to not sound bad.
posted by davebug at 3:15 PM PST on August 11


What, you never had drug sex to 'Rocket Queen'?
posted by the fire you left me at 4:07 PM on August 11, 2004


Just to beat the dead horse, Discwasher is great for run of the mill cleanings and holloway's suggestion will get some imbedded fungus out.

If neither of those work I'd just look for another copy. Once a record gets to a certain point there is no recovery.
posted by shotsy at 4:32 PM on August 11, 2004


[i]Your gonna havta clean it with acid to fix the bad sound cause gnr sound bad lol pay up i get my comedy cheque from the govment every week[/i]
posted by holloway at 4:35 PM on August 11, 2004


Carbon Fiber will bring it back to mint
posted by BMF at 5:10 PM on August 11, 2004


Wow, holloway. Just, wow.
posted by swift at 6:10 PM on August 11, 2004


[confused] What special use of "added" is this? Did you just buy it? Steal it? Find it? What did you add it to?
posted by bonaldi at 9:10 PM on August 11, 2004


Third (Fourth? Fifth?) the recommendation for Discwasher. Used it both at a radio station and at home. No complaints.
posted by Vidiot at 10:53 PM on August 11, 2004


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