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Postby Jackangus » 05 May 2018 12:41

Have any you guys used this to clean your records?
I have heard they are good. I have also head the brushes push the dirt deeper into grooves and can even scratch your records. Is there any truth to this or are they safe to use?
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Kurt45 » 05 May 2018 13:21

Jackangus wrote:Have any you guys used this to clean your records?
I have heard they are good. I have also head the brushes push the dirt deeper into grooves and can even scratch your records. Is there any truth to this or are they safe to use?
Thanks.


It sure does SEEM like it might push dirt into the grooves and possibly scratch your records, but I've cleaned about 2,000 records with my Spin-Clean, and I can't say that that's ever happened. I always dust my records with a carbon fiber brush before Spin-Cleaning them just to be safe. I also pre-clean any really dirty areas with a warm, wet sponge.

It is a good general cleaner, safe to use in my experience.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Moman5150 » 05 May 2018 13:52

I have also used on several hundred records with no damage.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 05 May 2018 22:02

Kurt45 wrote:
Jackangus wrote:Have any you guys used this to clean your records?
I have heard they are good. I have also head the brushes push the dirt deeper into grooves and can even scratch your records. Is there any truth to this or are they safe to use?
Thanks.


It sure does SEEM like it might push dirt into the grooves and possibly scratch your records, but I've cleaned about 2,000 records with my Spin-Clean, and I can't say that that's ever happened. I always dust my records with a carbon fiber brush before Spin-Cleaning them just to be safe. I also pre-clean any really dirty areas with a warm, wet sponge.

It is a good general cleaner, safe to use in my experience.


I have mostly new records. I still want to give them a clean because of course there can still be a lot of crap in the grooves.
Would the spin clean record washer be ideal for that type of thing?
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby vinyl master » 06 May 2018 06:25

Are you kidding, jackangus??? :shock:

My Spin-Clean is one of the BEST things I've ever bought for my vinyl! The perfect compromise between handwashing and buying a more expensive RCM (record cleaning machine)...You can read what I do here! I've posted my regimen in several places...

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viewtopic.php?f=53&t=77910
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Kurt45 » 06 May 2018 13:03

Jackangus wrote:I have mostly new records. I still want to give them a clean because of course there can still be a lot of crap in the grooves.
Would the spin clean record washer be ideal for that type of thing?


It's just as effective on new records as it is on used records.

I own both the Spin-Clean and a VPI machine. Every used record I buy gets cleaned in the Spin-Clean before I listen to it, then some records get cleaned in the VPI. In my experience, most records only need a wash in the Spin-Clean and they sound great.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 06 May 2018 20:40

Kurt45 wrote:
Jackangus wrote:I have mostly new records. I still want to give them a clean because of course there can still be a lot of crap in the grooves.
Would the spin clean record washer be ideal for that type of thing?


It's just as effective on new records as it is on used records.

I own both the Spin-Clean and a VPI machine. Every used record I buy gets cleaned in the Spin-Clean before I listen to it, then some records get cleaned in the VPI. In my experience, most records only need a wash in the Spin-Clean and they sound great.


I'm sold. I'm buying one today.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby vinyl master » 07 May 2018 05:02

You will LOVE it, Jackangus...And if you have any questions, just ask! :D

If you have a LOT of records, though, I would suggest buying an extra big bottle of fluid, some spare brushes and a package of microfiber cloths...I bought a 50-pack of the Eurow cloths on Amazon...You can clean a lot of records using those and I like them better than the supplied cloths...Something like these...

https://www.amazon.com/Eurow-Microfiber ... microfiber

I'm not sure about New Zealand, but my preferred source for all the Spin-Clean products in the States is Acoustic Sounds out of Salinas, Kansas...
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 07 May 2018 05:11

vinyl master wrote:You will LOVE it, Jackangus...And if you have any questions, just ask! :D

If you have a LOT of records, though, I would suggest buying an extra big bottle of fluid, some spare brushes and a package of microfiber cloths...I bought a 50-pack of the Eurow cloths on Amazon...You can clean a lot of records using those and I like them better than the supplied cloths...Something like these...

https://www.amazon.com/Eurow-Microfiber ... microfiber

I'm not sure about New Zealand, but my preferred source for all the Spin-Clean products in the States is Acoustic Sounds out of Salinas, Kansas...


I can see how the cloth thing could be a problem if doing a lot of records. Could I just let the records drip dry? or is it recommended to use the cloth?
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Postby vinyl master » 07 May 2018 05:24

I use the cloths...I also bought one of these to use in my process...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sound- ... SwzGhaqLR-

You see them on the 'Bay from time to time...

I also use a wooden dish drying rack to dry the records once I've gotten as much water off with the cloth...Something like this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Collapsible-Di ... SwkOJZ5B9J

I found a cheap, smaller version of one of those at a church rummage sale and use it for the 45's...I give them some extra time to dry...say, a day...and then once they are dry, I make sure to have some polylined record sleeves available, like these...

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/31 ... ver-record

I know everyone has various rituals they do and my methods can be tweaked a bit, but those are my personal recommendations...
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 07 May 2018 06:10

vinyl master wrote:I use the cloths...I also bought one of these to use in my process...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sound- ... SwzGhaqLR-

You see them on the 'Bay from time to time...

I also use a wooden dish drying rack to dry the records once I've gotten as much water off with the cloth...Something like this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Collapsible-Di ... SwkOJZ5B9J

I found a cheap, smaller version of one of those at a church rummage sale and use it for the 45's...I give them some extra time to dry...say, a day...and then once they are dry, I make sure to have some polylined record sleeves available, like these...

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/31 ... ver-record

I know everyone has various rituals they do and my methods can be tweaked a bit, but those are my personal recommendations...


I just bought MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL RECORD SLEEVES x50. Costs a lot but sick of static from my old poly ones. Could I use the dishwasher to let the vinyl dry?
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby JoeE SP9 » 07 May 2018 18:44

Jackangus wrote:
vinyl master wrote:I use the cloths...I also bought one of these to use in my process...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sound- ... SwzGhaqLR-

You see them on the 'Bay from time to time...

I also use a wooden dish drying rack to dry the records once I've gotten as much water off with the cloth...Something like this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Collapsible-Di ... SwkOJZ5B9J

I found a cheap, smaller version of one of those at a church rummage sale and use it for the 45's...I give them some extra time to dry...say, a day...and then once they are dry, I make sure to have some polylined record sleeves available, like these...

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/31 ... ver-record

I know everyone has various rituals they do and my methods can be tweaked a bit, but those are my personal recommendations...


I just bought MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL RECORD SLEEVES x50. Costs a lot but sick of static from my old poly ones. Could I use the dishwasher to let the vinyl dry?


I'm not sure. I would only try it if the dishwasher had a cold wash setting.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 07 May 2018 21:14

JoeE SP9 wrote:
Jackangus wrote:
vinyl master wrote:I use the cloths...I also bought one of these to use in my process...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sound- ... SwzGhaqLR-

You see them on the 'Bay from time to time...

I also use a wooden dish drying rack to dry the records once I've gotten as much water off with the cloth...Something like this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Collapsible-Di ... SwkOJZ5B9J

I found a cheap, smaller version of one of those at a church rummage sale and use it for the 45's...I give them some extra time to dry...say, a day...and then once they are dry, I make sure to have some polylined record sleeves available, like these...

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/31 ... ver-record

I know everyone has various rituals they do and my methods can be tweaked a bit, but those are my personal recommendations...


I just bought MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL RECORD SLEEVES x50. Costs a lot but sick of static from my old poly ones. Could I use the dishwasher to let the vinyl dry?


I'm not sure. I would only try it if the dishwasher had a cold wash setting.


No, I mean to let them dry in the dishwasher, on the the rack.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby Jackangus » 08 May 2018 11:07

Just used the Spin Cleaner. Pretty impressed. Has made a real difference on my old records.
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Re: spin clean record washer mk11

Postby johnnywalker » 08 May 2018 12:38

Could I just let the records drip dry?


I tried that, but found that places where visible drops of water clung to the record dried with an audible residue on the surface. So now I blot-dry the record first (using an old, lint-free towel - a microfiber cloth would probably work for this also) to eliminate visible drops of water, then let the record dry completely on the rack.

YMMV.
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