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VinnieG
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Cleaning Vinyl

I just set up my first turntable system (Pro-ject Debut Carbon, Music Hall A15.2, and Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's), and I am loving it. Some of my used records have a few more pops/crackles than I'd like, though, so I am looking at cleaning products. 

 

From my research, it seems like I need some type of wet cleaning system and a dry carbon fiber brush. For the brush, it looks like the Audioquest brush for $25 is my best bet. Does anyone have recommendations for wet cleaning? I am hoping to spend $100 or less. At this price point, it seems like the Spin Clean system may be my best bet.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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i was told...

to just put a small amount of dishwasing liquid in a clean sink and fill halfway up with water. careful to not let the labels get wet. then rinse off with water. maybe you should wait before doing this as those more experienced than me would have better ideas. although if you have hard water this might not be good.

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Spin Clean works very well.

I clean used and new records once before use and then use a carbon brush. Best $100 I've spent (Spin Clean and brush).

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Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback. These forums are a great resource. 

 

Are stylus cleaners worthwhile? How about MoFi rice paper sleeves? I want to get all the cleaning/preservation products I need all at once. 

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for sleeves...

i just use mobile fidelity original master sleeves. they are non scratching-anti static-archival quality. they run about 50 cents apiece. cheers and happy listening.

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