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I bought some stuff off ebay from I think it was 'into the groove'.

Seems to work really well.

He has a load of chemical guff on his site, don't know if it's got Isopropyl in it though.

Sounds like something Walter White might might have used. 

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I have been using this for the past couple of months and very pleased with it . 200ml bottle for £16 dilutes to 5 litres using distilled/ionised water 

 

F-Minor Record Cleaning Fluid

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having tried a foam based cleaner which worked well i'm looking to try the liquid version, anyone care to recommend a brand and supplier..thanks in advance..

Get down to your local chemist and ask for a bottle of the stuff. They should stock it for cleaning wounds and the like and it's generally cheaper than sources who sell it as a specialist computer-cleaning or record-cleaning solution. 

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Cotton wool pads that the lady gets her make up of with, dunk in white vinigar (it's gin clear) and incredibly good at removing all dirt, smoke damage, juke wear deposits, you name it. Then finish with isopropyl. I find that the most effective and cheapest method. It is surprizing how soon small bottles of isopropyl go down.Or as russ mentioned above buying in bulk.

Andy

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most chemists don't stock isopropyl alcohol these days , I tried every chemist in town and none could even order it for me . mind you ,you can order it online fairly cheep and delivery isn't going to take forever

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Amazon - 99.9% pure isopropyl alcohol: £19 for 5 litres of the stuff! That would just about last a lifetime of record cleaning.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ECZJEPQ

hi did a thread on this last year, Russell's got it right.

dilute 50/50 with de ionised water, don't use it neat as it will strip the oil out of your skin anyou will be left with snow white dry skin (done that)

garry

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Cotton wool pads that the lady gets her make up of with, dunk in white vinigar (it's gin clear) and incredibly good at removing all dirt, smoke damage, juke wear deposits, you name it.

 Cotton wool pads are also great for leaving lots of small fibres deep in the groove. It's lint free cloth you want.

I've also deducted 5 points for poor spelling*

* vinegar

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hi did a thread on this last year, Russell's got it right.

dilute 50/50 with de ionised water, don't use it neat as it will strip the oil out of your skin anyou will be left with snow white dry skin (done that)

garry

The last bottle I got from the chemist was 70% pure and that worked a treat.

 

Worth mentioning to those who haven't used this stuff before - don't use it to clean acetates.  :ohmy:  :yes:

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hi did a thread on this last year, Russell's got it right.

dilute 50/50 with de ionised water, don't use it neat as it will strip the oil out of your skin anyou will be left with snow white dry skin (done that)

garry

 

Carsogenic.? Does it evaporate in the atmosphere.?

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 Cotton wool pads are also great for leaving lots of small fibres deep in the groove. It's lint free cloth you want.

I've also deducted 5 points for poor spelling*

* vinegar

I understand exactly what you are trying to say about cotton wool, and i have heard this before. But the fact is cotton has no binding agent, and it is the only material which is both soft enough and flexible enough to get in the grooves. In it's dry form cotton breaks up easily but hardly at all when wet. The weight ratio of cotton combined with the lack of binding agent means if any does break of on the record it will just blow off when dry. Lint free cloths will not depress enough to get in the grooves , so you will remove some but not all. To make something lint free it has to have a binder, or specific weave, it is this that restricts the flexibility.You will end up polishing shit!  Ever thought why a lint free cloth is used to make the rubber for french polishing? :g:  Plenty of spelling mistakes for ya

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