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Musty smell from LP covers

Postby dyet » 23 Feb 2010 22:16

Hi

I recently acquired a +2000 LP collection of rare prog and psych vinyl.

I would say 10% of the albums looked like it had some sort of damp/water issue... however I have cleaned the vinyl up good (nitty gritty cleaner)... and all the vinyl is in mint shape. However, there are many of the album covers that have the musty smell and I have noticed a few with mold on them (not a lot but a couple spots) .

I am just wondering is there anything someone can suggest to clean the smell up a bit? I am in the process of buying plastic covers to hide the smell.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Musty smell from LP covers

Postby GTH » 23 Feb 2010 22:37

dyet wrote:Hi

I recently acquired a +2000 LP collection of rare prog and psych vinyl.


I am just wondering is there anything someone can suggest to clean the smell up a bit?

Dave


A bonfire :?

Oh and the term 'mint' gets thrown out way to much in these forums.
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Postby dyet » 23 Feb 2010 22:53

a bonfire! ... geez this is my retirement income... :wink: guess its going to be a short retirement.
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Postby Vulcan Viewer » 23 Feb 2010 23:16

Just think, if you were British you'd be saving us all a few bob. No need to claim the pensioners winter heating supplement - £400/year.
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Postby danmanch » 23 Feb 2010 23:21

lol, You can try a dilluted vinger mix with a barely damp towel to wipe the covers. A little heavier scrub on the mold. Let Air dry for a day or two. If you can stand the smell. Then put covers in plastic sleeves. Then Hide pine tree air freshner behind record rack :)

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Postby Alec124c41 » 24 Feb 2010 05:49

I second Dan's suggestion. Actually, I use a paper towel dampened with white vinegar, and wipe the cover. I also wipe the inside if there is any trace of mold in there.

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Postby fenchurch » 26 Mar 2010 02:51

I'm glad I looked at this, I've got two large boxes that need to be gone through. They smell like the old record store downtown, but I know it's just the sleeves, inner/outer. I'm definitely going to use the vinegar idea and put them on a drying rack to air out.
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Postby classicstylus » 26 Mar 2010 23:57

Up here in Northumberland, I can assure you that winter fuel allowance isn't £400 a year! Are you getting special treatment down there in the not particularly cold south?

A hardy Michael.
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Postby 1200y3 » 27 Mar 2010 00:04

Lysol disinfectant spray. If you have a large quantity of flea market specials, it is a good idea to spray them.

The bonfire isn't really that sarcastic, as there can be countless amounts of bacteria and fungi on them.
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Postby cats squirrel » 27 Mar 2010 00:09

fenchurch wrote:I'm glad I looked at this, I've got two large boxes that need to be gone through. They smell like the old record store downtown, but I know it's just the sleeves, inner/outer. I'm definitely going to use the vinegar idea and put them on a drying rack to air out.


mould can grow on vinyl too, not directly onto the vinyl, but the debris from mouth spray and nose splosh. I have bought vinyl where one can imagine that someone has sneezed over the black disc (note disc and not disk!).

A wash with a detergent is all that is necessary to lyse the cells of the mould.
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Postby Vulcan Viewer » 27 Mar 2010 01:48

classicstylus wrote:Up here in Northumberland, I can assure you that winter fuel allowance isn't £400 a year! Are you getting special treatment down there in the not particularly cold south?

A hardy Michael.
Something I read, can't remember where. Apparently for 2009/10 the over 80s get £300 or something.

Ahh :-

11. In his Budget Statement on 22nd April 2009, the Chancellor announced that the Government will for this year (2009/2010), increase the Winter Fuel Payment for people aged 60 and over from £200 to £250 and for people aged 80 or over from £300 to £400.


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