Chapter24 wrote:I can relate to not wanting to bother cleaning or repairing some things. I've only washed my pick-up truck maybe four times since I bought it new 19 years ago, and that's usually just to get the road salt off after a particularly bad winter.
The eraser thing started for me when I wanted to try removing pen marks from the inner (often blank/white) side of the tray cards belonging to some otherwise excellent condition CDs I wanted to sell (the marks were visible through the round disc holder thing in the center of the tray). Then came the idea to try it on some record covers. I liked how it worked on the white covers and it seemed like a good tip/technique I hadn't seen mentioned anywhere before.
Anyway, the point was to show that it is possible to get some dirty white covers looking nice and white again. The psychology and habits of those who will or won't clean white LP covers is irrelevant. I just hope the tip does prove useful (and non-damaging ) for any interested parties.
Yeah everyone is different, I am certainly not knocking anyone for cleaning their sleeves. I wash my car whenever there is a sunny day after a rainy period and wax it every so often. I own an 80s car in great shape so it is worthwhile.
I think the best thing to do is clean it with the eraser and then leave it in a clear sleeve with the record in its sleeve separate inside the same clear sleeve so all one has to do is remove the record and leave the white sleeve protected and not be touched at all by humans.