David.D wrote:I clean 2 tray fulls (24 records or so) and then i dump the distilled water.
The proprietary cleaning fluid is filtered back into the bottle, I notice a few mention using coffee filters as well, I will give them a try on my next cleaning bash.
I give the vinyl 3 full revolutions in the cleaning fluid, partially lift it out of the machine, and while it drains for a few seconds I assemble the next vinyl.
Then I move the wet vinyl to the second machine for rinsing and give 3 rotations in that. It all comes out lovely and clean. The only decision I need to make is whether to buy some lint free drying cloths (Ikea do some cheap 't' towels and I will have a look the next time I'm over there).
I really would not be filtering the fluid, first it is not that good anyway and second you will only be getting suspended solids out, not nasties that are disolved in it. If those things are dot soluble in distilled you will be leaving them on your record. If you read the lable of the supplied bottle it says it contain ethanol, so using coulorless meths diluted and adding a detergent you will be getting similar results. Meths is not the best solvent for record cleaning either, but unless the record is very dirty it is what I use. For very dirty vinyl isopropy is the way to go. I use alcohol of either type, maybe 30%, detergent and warm water, but only luke warm. When I am finished I rinse with tap water, then spray to runoff with distilled and let dry.