flavio81 wrote:On this topic there are two first-hand accounts of listeners that have used Lenco-Clean wet play for years without ill effects, too.
I have used LencoClean for about 15 years, stopped playing wet when I bought my Shure about 10 years ago. Most of the records I got clean using IPA/distilled water + vacuuming, but some withstood that effort and also DiscoFilm didn't work, so I had to throw them away.
In Pisha, "Record cleaners revisited", Audio Magazine, May 1976, p.40 it is stated that the stabilizers and lubricants in the record material are leeched out by alcohol and even by distilled water.
Wet playing leaves a residue in the groove which generates very unpleasant noise when you play the records dry, but multiple cleaning sessions should be able to remove that residue. In view of Pisha I'm tempted to think that those records I threw away were damaged by the extensive exposure to LencoClean.