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  • Captain Starlite commented on mattdp's instructable Cleaning Vinyl Records2 years ago
    Cleaning Vinyl Records

    LESS NOISE!Make your records as quiet as CD's. Well not quite but better than you would expect. I have been playing records for 60 years and like you I have suffered the usual background surface noise on vinyl records. I have found a WD40 product to clean my records and reduce static and noise. It's WD 40 specialist anti friction Dry PTFE Lubricant. Squirt four small amounts equally spaced on the on the center of the tracks and clean in a circular motion with a soft tissue.You will notice the tissue will collect dirt change to a new tissue. Keep polishing until all trace of liquid has disappeared and the record is shiny black. Now the record will feel very slippery. If the record is in reasonable condition background noises will be reduced. On the first play more dirt will pop out of ...

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    LESS NOISE!Make your records as quiet as CD's. Well not quite but better than you would expect. I have been playing records for 60 years and like you I have suffered the usual background surface noise on vinyl records. I have found a WD40 product to clean my records and reduce static and noise. It's WD 40 specialist anti friction Dry PTFE Lubricant. Squirt four small amounts equally spaced on the on the center of the tracks and clean in a circular motion with a soft tissue.You will notice the tissue will collect dirt change to a new tissue. Keep polishing until all trace of liquid has disappeared and the record is shiny black. Now the record will feel very slippery. If the record is in reasonable condition background noises will be reduced. On the first play more dirt will pop out of the grooves after which it will stay clean for while with less static.This may even reduce record wear.

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