Vinyl

I am looking for record donations to start a huge project. If anyone wants to give me their records, I will gladly pay a reasonable s&h fee. I am working on a project which will eventually result in a massive record player that has multiple turntables but only one needle. i will cite everyone who donated records, and eventually, i will donate the machine to instructables hq, with the records of everyone who donated records. that way, we will have started a true collaboration. also, if anyone has any suggestions for a mechanism, or has made a useful component, they can send that to me as well.

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What is vinyl? NOT vinyl records.?

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What is vinyl? Answered

 I've been seeing "vinyl" in some Instructables I've seen. Most of them had to do with sewing.  Is Vinyl a cloth or something? 

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Distressing vinyl

Has anyone ever experimented with distressing vinyl to the point that it's all cracked and gnarly?  See the image.  Thanks.

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Vinyl wrapping a helmet

Hi, Now that I have access to a pretty decent vinyl printer, and saw this (A page of small vinyl pieces to lay on a helmet as a 'wrap') I'm pretty keen to give it a go. But excluding the graphic, I'm interested in how they manage to capture the 'contour' of the helmet to print perfectly sized decals. Because I've seen wraps for different kinds of helmets so it's not a one size fits all. Some of the decals cover the entire helmet, it's hard to tell from the pictures but would they be 1 piece? If so that seem quite a difficult graphic to lay without any air bubbles, I know you can lay graphics in a small amount of water so it's easy to move the image around but since helmets aren't flat and gravity I don't think the water would last for very long.

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vehicle vinyl application

I'm working on a large project with a deadline, and falling temperatures in the Northeast are influencing my work performance. What I need is a portable, efficient, and safe device and/or method that can quickly heat the outside of a car.I am working with temporary adhesive vinyl panels that are being applied to the entire hood and trunk of New York City taxi cabs. We can only apply these panels for about 2 more weeks, and we are trying to cover as many taxis as possible. The weather, however, has been slowing our progress. When the temperature gets to about 60 degrees F and lower, the panels become very brittle, almost like paper, and lose some of their adhesive properties. Application becomes very difficult. We're able to keep the panels in a heated vehicle, which helps a bit. But the outside of the cars, particularly the trunks, are too cold for a proper application. The hood can be easier if the engine has been running for a bit, because this warms the panel and restores its malleability.Does anyone have any suggestions concerning a fast, efficient, portable, and safe method for heating the coachwork of a vehicle? If you can't meet all of the criteria, the device and/or method must at least be portable. But I'm curious to hear any other suggestions, as well. I've come up with a whole slew of ideas that are plenty fast but are in no way safe. Let's face it, though, they're still fun to think about.Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have faith in the creativity of Instructablers! And think of it this way; your help can contribute to a really excellent project. If anyone would like more info, gardenintransit.org. Rock on.

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cleaning vinyl records

What is the simplest way of cleaning vinyl ? also how to clean the covers without creating further damage?

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Remove Vinyl Flooring

What's the best way of removing vinyl flooring to put tile down? Namely, the glue? Any chemical removers?

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Vacuum Forming Vinyl?

I am a student looking for some colored vinyl/plastic sheets to vacuum form bones. I need black and red and was wondering where a good place to order from and what exactly I should order. 

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vinyl record bowl

This was realy a Bday present made in hurry but had a great succes:))Just grab some of ur records u dont like anymore, put in a oven for 200degrees for a while,until its melting abit and form it however u like..http://www.iam.tugraz.at/~dm2w0404/vinyl/MOV01824.MPGcheck this video

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The best way to sew vinyl? Answered

Any suggestions on how to sew vinyl? I have a regular singer sewing machine.

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Display Stand for Vinyl Records

Good day i am looking for a set of drawings to make an old style  Display unit for Vinyl Records exactly like they had them in record shops when only vinyl was sold 

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How to cut a vinyl record?

Hi. i wanna build a frame like this: http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2008/06/10/recycled-record-frames-and-coasters/but i dont know how i can cut the record. i tried so far a carpet cutter, glass cutter, i tried to stamp out with a hot metal but nothing worked. any other suggestions???

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3D Printing Vinyl Record

I'm trying to make 10 3d printed vinyl records, does anyone know a place that can make these form me? -Mike

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Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

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vinyl record de-warping

I'm sure there's some of you here who have had this problem and i've looked at many links, and i've seen the ways to de warp a record, but none point to the best method. any suggestions?

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How do I remove vinyl tile adhesive?

I am removing some cheap vinyl tile squares, but it leaves adhesive on the underneath floor, which I want to keep.  What can I use to dissolve, remove or clean the adhesive?

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Will layering chrome vinyl wrap leave "seems" on the finished product?

I'm making helmets that will require a mirror-like chrome finish. I've done a bit of looking, and have found spray paint (wont work, as the mirror finish is not there), actual chroming (WAY too pricey for me), or vinyl wrap.  From everything I have seen, this [chrome vinyl wrap] will work wonderfully. However, the issues is that I do not know if I will have "seems" when/if I layer the vinyl. I'm sure I can avoid having to put seems on the helmets, but I would like to have my bases covered before I spend the money on the wrap itself. Also, on a related side note: will it [vinyl wrap] chip if applied to a car? I have another project that would require a decent chunk of vinyl wrapping on my car, and again, I would like to know everything before spending the money. thanks in advance! 

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How can I repair vinyl "wood grain" that came off when adhesive tape was applied to the surface of a desk?

I have a Bush particle board desk I would like to repair. Recently, my wife placed some adhesive tape on the surface of her desk. Upon pulling the tape off, some of the "wood grain" was lifted off of the vinyl covering. I do not want to replace the vinyl, only touch up the areas that were damaged by the tape.

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printing on contact paper

I'm interested in making vinyl wall decals myself for my apt. I saw one instructable to cut the design on contact paper and stick it on the wall. But what if I have my own design (image) on my computer and wanted to print that on the contact paper. Can I do it using my inkjet printer or do I need any other special paper? Basically I wanted to print my design on any vinyl paper and transfer that onto the wall. Thank you...

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Using a laser printer on sign vinyl?

Question:  I've gotten a nice sized scrap of  sign vinyl from where I work at, and I'm wanting to cut out a replacement logo for the side of my pedal-start moped.  I can do it by hand okay if I could transfer the design onto the sign vinyl and follow it.  (because, I don't have access to a vinyl cutter or a Cricut type machine.) Can you do the toner transfer method from a transparency made in a laser printer, or would that melt the vinyl?  Or, if cut to proper size, could you print directly onto the vinyl, if the printer's paper path were essentially straight?  It wouldn't have to be permanent, just on the surface to follow it.  This stuff is pretty opaque, so a light table won't work either. Thanks for your time!

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how to design (crease-free) vinyl records bowls without waves

Most of you might know the bowls you can make out of old vinyl records (like: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Bowl-2/ OR https://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Fruit-Bowl/). But how the hell is this done: http://bit.ly/1g9PL1h AND http://bit.ly/1erfVBd a bowl without waves. Just plain. Any idea or insctrutable?

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How can I get vinyl bumper stickers ready to be delivered within just one week? Answered

How can I get vinyl bumper stickers ready to be delivered within just one week?

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I am looking for the old-fashioned floral patterns from 60 or more years ago in vinyl flooring.?

I am trying to find the colorful flowers like shabby chic florals but in vinyl sheets or vinyl tiles. Might anyone know a source?

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What kind of speakers are best for the turntable I plan on buying?

I've never owned a turntable before and have decided to buy this to start up with. It has a built in pre-amp, and I was wondering what kind of basic equipment I need to go with it. Specifically, what kind of speakers are best for someone wanting the best from their vinyl without spending loads? I have a budget of around £100.

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How do I make custom balloon art? (Not balloon animals)

Hi I was interested in making balloons in different shapes. Similar in make to beach toys or those inflatable chairs. I'm having trouble finding information on how to make them from scratch. I'm assuming they're made of vinyl sheets but I'm not sure of the method to cut and connect them together, or where to obtain those air valves common on all inflatable balloons. Any information would be great. Thanks!

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Where to get Vinyl Decals for a wall?

Can anybody recommend a good place to buy Vinyl Decals (cheaply) online? This is the kind of style that I'm thinking of: ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.116903023.jpg I've looked around Etsy a bit and that particular design is $98 + shipping to Ireland ($9-$15), I'd like to find similar for a bit cheaper if possible. Any ideas?

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How to round to taper vinyl tubing

So there's this project I'm working on, and I need to be able to taper (or round off) some 1/4 inch clear vinyl tubing (figure 1). I tried using heat to taper the tubing, but all that did was make it the opposite and be enlarged (figure 2). What I'm trying to do is round it off (figure 3), I already tried sanding the tubing, and I tried shaping it with heat, but to little success. Does anyone know an easy and effective way to achieve something like what figure 3 shows? Preferably using (more or less) household items/tools.

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Removing car vinyl decal glue

I got a used car from the local electric company's auction and for a long time I didn't care about the glue left on the door.  But I have an idea for a custom paintjob that I would like to do but the residue from the very poorly removed company vinyls is in the way.  I tried to use goo-b-gone but it barely worked at all, even when I was using a buffer to simulate extra elbow grease.  Are there any other ways to get the stuff off short of removing the paint?

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Recycling Vinyl Albums as shelf cabinets

Hey guys, My good friend is a graphic designer and music lover. He has a great project for those of us with vinyl album covers with great art. If you're like me, your album covers are collecting dust and no one gets to see the art, but he put together a design that allows you to use your covers as art as part of a book shelf cabinets. He's very close to meeting the funding goal for his prototype on kickstarter -- any support from the community would be much appreciated http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/305436801/rekordit-records-are-beautiful (especially if this is something you want but think it would be too complicated to make yourself -- as is the case with me :p ) - LMNH

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Battery Powered Vinyl Turntable Help

I recently purchased a Bush MTT1 vinyl turntable which I am trying to make portable so I can play records through a set of I-pod speakers on the move. I thought this was a good one to ‘mod’ as it has a built in preamp (one less thing to carry!). First of all I have swapped/removed the red/white output sockets and replaced them with a 3.5mm headphone jack so the speakers can easily be attached – this works great! The part I am stuck with is the turntable needs to be plugged in to the wall…and I want it to be battery powered. I have opened up the turntable and inside the wire from the wall goes straight into a transformer, then the transformer is wired to the turntable circuit with two blue wires. The transformer reads – 05/45 on the side, if that’s any use. All I need to know is what voltage is being supplied to the turntable by the transformer so I can remove it and put batteries in its place, how can I do this?, can it be done? Also wear the transformer connects to the circuit it says 'AC IN'. Can i just connect batteries? Please see attached photos for anymore information, thanks!  

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Removing adhesive from vinyl tiles

I am having solid hardwood flooring installed in my first floor of my home. The existing flooring is currently 12x12" vinyl tiles. I am in the process of removing the tiles (using an iron). How do I remove the old adhesive that was used to put the tiles down? Is it necessary to remove even though felt underlayment will be placed under the hardwood? Thanks in advance.

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Clear vinyl film sticking together

We have a problem with 2 layers of plastic/vinyl film sticking together. When we purchase this product it comes in 48" X 150' rolls and has a kraft paper that separates the layers while on the roll but when we use this stuff we have 2 layers about 3/8" apart after a time due to heat contraction or sitting something on the 2 layers it meets and will not easily pull apart. Is there any chemical or product of any type we can apply that would remove its ability to stick together. If you have a solution please keep in mind there can not be any residue as this needs to stay crystal clear.

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Anyone Want Some Vinyl Cut?

I recently acquired a new vinyl cutter, and wanted to spread the word.... I can cut custom artwork, or if you have a vector graphic ready to go... I can cut it for you. Consider it a sweet tattoo for all your stuff. Customize projects, laptops, instruments, windows, your car or bike, pretty much anything. I am trying to start up a small business and this would be a great opportunity to hook up some good people with good product really cheap to build up a bit of previous work. I am a member of this site, not just coming here to solicit business or something. Just willing to do some cool stuff for you all for a good price. No job too small, i just want to get a variety of work under my belt. Got a weird question..?? let me know. If you are interested, send me a shout at : flea@toomanymorons.com

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Is there a cheap way to make my own vinyl records?

Is there a cheap way to make my own vinyl records? Like, not just copy records, make new ones from computer recordings?

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how do i paint over a vinyl floor?

I want to paint my ugly vinyl floor...is it easier to paint over it and how do i do that ,or should i rip it out and paint the plywood subfloor? what are the pros and cons of each?

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I need to remove old vinyl flooring and nothing is working - any ideas?

I am removing old vinyl flooring to put down ceramic tile. The vinyl is 17 years old and I have tried a heat gun, glue remover, an iron and foil, a heated trowel and nothing works quickly. A job that should take a week is taking months. Can ceramic tile be put down on top of the vinyl without the grout cracking when you walk on it?

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Anyone have any of the new(ish) vinyl ugly doll? I'm looking for an idea on how to make some cloths for my new icebat!

I got two icebats,  glow in the dark green and a blue one from series 2. I bought them for a toy series I'm wanting to make, and they both will have their own photography blogs. So, I need to put a little vest or something on one to help distinguish the two. Any ideas?

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Edison Wax Cylinder Recordings

I'm not sure this is the correct category, but I didn't see one specifically for audio endeavors! I know there were early recordings on wax, and later vinyl records, but I wondered if anyone ever went back and made cylinders from vinyl and tried recording on them. Does anyone know where I can find out more about this? I'm be interested in trying to make higher definition recording cylinders for some fun :)

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What do I use to fix Bouncy pogo kids ball.

Karroo Kids were given bouncy pogo balls that they sit on with handles. On which they bounced endlessly. Both now have 1 puncture each (oddly enough, not underneath). Patching with motorcycle/car patches was a bust and did not adhere. I assume the balls are made of vinyl. Unfortunately I am more than familiar with fixing (to the sound of tears) a favourite R5 cheap Chinese import toy with an R80 tube of specialized glue. (while the expensive "cool" toy go ignored! )! Any suggestions?

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Do you need to have a amp to fully experience a record player?

 So I'm new to records and I'm for sure going to buy one but being 19 I have NO knowledge of this. All I want to do is play vinyls through speakers/headphones and I'm willing to buy adapters and what not but I hear talk of needing a amp. Why do I need to buy a amp? Also is there a way I can buy something that might be easier to find without spending too much and without losing quality of sound from the record.   I just want to listen to music the right way. HELP ME PLEASE!

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What glues is best for stainless steel? Answered

I am going to glue some synthetic leather (vynahide) to a piece of stainless steel. What type of adhesive should I use? Preferably water proof. Sorry I can't go into details, it's a project I'm working on for a contest. Help much appreciated! :)

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Do I need an amp for my record player?

I have a record player and a set of speakers and I guess I need an amp, so I went to the pawn shop and the guy told me I need one with Phono. He had a couple for abou $120. Is that necessary/a rip off?

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Recovering kitchen doors with vinyl any ideas?

The problem i have is getting the vinyl to cover awkward shape in door

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Can I remove vinyl tile adhesive from concrete by some sort of power sander machine?

I see that people recommend using different kinds of solvent (and lots of elbow grease) to get the adhesive residue off, but I have an area that is north of 500 sq. feet.  Tile is off and we'd like to stain the concrete.  Thanks for any suggestions.

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How do I remove vinyl lettering from a vehicle?

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