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I've got an acetate that I'm going to list next time I put some stuff on eBay - a 70's pop one, not rare soul so no need to get excited :thumbsup:

Thing is it looks like it's 'gone off' - it's covered in white stuff that looks like mould. Doesn't affect the play surface but it sure looks ugly!

I'm aware that ispropyl is to be avoided but wondered if anyone has any tips on cleaning acetates safely.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Godz

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I've got an acetate that I'm going to list next time I put some stuff on eBay - a 70's pop one, not rare soul so no need to get excited :thumbsup:

Thing is it looks like it's 'gone off' - it's covered in white stuff that looks like mould. Doesn't affect the play surface but it sure looks ugly!

I'm aware that ispropyl is to be avoided but wondered if anyone has any tips on cleaning acetates safely.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Godz

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I'd only risk washing up liquid and luke warm water, definatley nothing spirit based like isopropyl, meths etc.

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I'd only risk washing up liquid and luke warm water, definatley nothing spirit based like isopropyl, meths etc.

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Cheers Hippo,

I actually have a bowl of warm water at the ready but was waiting in case anyone said "For God's sake no washing up liquid"

If no more suggestions in next 10 mins I'll give it a bash :thumbsup:

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I'd only risk washing up liquid and luke warm water, definatley nothing spirit based like isopropyl, meths etc.

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I thought acetate was hydroscopic and would be ruined by water but look at this website and see paragraph 2 under the Cleaning section:

http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/record.html

Lot of hassle for one acetate though, even if you can find all the ingredients. I have tried to get hold of the chemicals recommended but gave up and have gone back to proprietary mixes.

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I thought acetate was hydroscopic and would be ruined by water but look at this website and see paragraph 2 under the Cleaning section:

http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/record.html

Lot of hassle for one acetate though, even if you can find all the ingredients.  I have tried to get hold of the chemicals recommended but gave up and have gone back to proprietary mixes.

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Flippin 'eck!!!

Not sure if Anita Harris is worth the trouble :thumbsup:

Cheers for the info though - never get bored of stuff like that. Getting close to soap and water deadline I reckon...

Godz

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Flippin 'eck!!!

Not sure if Anita Harris is worth the trouble :thumbsup:

Cheers for the info though - never get bored of stuff like that. Getting close to soap and water deadline I reckon...

Godz

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Rub a soapy cloth around the very edge /rim and see if anything nasty happens, I'm sure it won't!

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Rub a soapy cloth around the very edge /rim and see if anything nasty happens, I'm sure it won't!

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Mrs G is NEVER gonna believe this is a discusion about records :thumbsup:

Just tried it though and it seems to have nicely spread the white stuff around more of the edge...

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Flippin 'eck!!!

Not sure if Anita Harris is worth the trouble :thumbsup:

Cheers for the info though - never get bored of stuff like that. Getting close to soap and water deadline I reckon...

Godz

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Anita Harris? Stick it in the dishwasher! You may want to check for the correct settings with Pete Smith. :thumbsup:

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:thumbsup:   :thumbsup:   swoon.gif   :shhh:   :lol:   :)   :huh:   :)  

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It looks like your acetate has lost it's surface laquer and what's left is almost the same as a wax crayon which will smear with a white residule when wiped with a wet cloth. Essetially, it's knackered so leave it as is!

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It looks like your acetate has lost it's surface laquer and what's left is almost the same as a wax crayon which will smear with a white residule when wiped  with a wet cloth. Essetially, it's knackered so leave it as is!

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Yes, that's exactly what just happened - the first bit that is, not the "leave it as is' bit. :thumbsup:

Well, that was fun. Now, where have I put those Bell Sound jobbies :thumbsup:

Godz

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Did you hear the one about the rather prominent scene DJ who used the wrong cleaning fluid and wiped an acetate then phoned up the dealer he bought it from to complain there was nothing on it?

Or did I dream it.... sure someone told me this. It was fecking funny !

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Is everybody on here familiar with the Anita Harris "summer season" urban legend?

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No, please tell all. Does it involve topless wrestling in Tate & Lyle golden syrup with Una Stubbs? I'd pay extra for that video.

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I've got an acetate that I'm going to list next time I put some stuff on eBay - a 70's pop one, not rare soul so no need to get excited :thumbsup:

Thing is it looks like it's 'gone off' - it's covered in white stuff that looks like mould. Doesn't affect the play surface but it sure looks ugly!

I'm aware that ispropyl is to be avoided but wondered if anyone has any tips on cleaning acetates safely.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Godz

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As you're such a nice man, try this tip. White spirit applied with brillo pads and dried off with a quick 30 second blast in the microwave. biggrin.gif

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it's covered in white stuff

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Bet there's been a few lads on here been tempted to do that when they've landed one of their all time wants!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:biggrin.gif

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:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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As you're such a nice man, try this tip. White spirit applied with brillo pads and dried off with a quick 30 second blast in the microwave. :thumbsup:

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Cheers JT.

Just gave that a go but it's still the same. The feller who's mending the roof reckons we need a go with his blow torch.

I'll let you know...

Godz

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