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2 in 1 shampoo...

Post by DasherF » 07 Jul 2018 03:16

I've been using 2 in 1 shampoo since I saw the post sometime ago and believe it works for me. The record glides in and out of the sleeves effortlessly. The pit-fire effect on some virtually go away. Got a question to those who back this method... I accidentally bought the anti-dandruff version... it's bit harsh on the eyes...is this useable for cleaning?

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Re: 2 in 1 shampoo...

Post by sunderwood » 07 Jul 2018 15:53

If I had any doubts I wouldn't use it for my own peace of mind. It won't be wasted. You can still wash your hair with it. I have never used the 2 in 1 shampoo myself, but I have read on this site that suave makes some that works good at cleaning records and it is low cost, too.
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Post by DasherF » 07 Jul 2018 16:00

Yup, that's the stuff I use. I just grabbed it's anti-'druff brother by mistake... it felt a bit grittier, too... not for my records. Hadn't used it, either, for that purpose of asking first. I'll use it up in the tub.
The regular stuff is really good, tho.
Thanks for the reminder to "trust yer gut"!

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Post by Tedrick » 08 Jul 2018 07:11

Personally, I would never use anything to clean my records that would leave a residue. Conditioner may be great for your hair, but is ill advised at best for records.

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Post by DasherF » 08 Jul 2018 16:28

That was my first thought, but I tried it on an old Three Dog Night album from my brother's random back-seat-of-records haul he gave me...it cleaned up so nicely... can't say anything bad about it.

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Post by cats squirrel » 08 Jul 2018 18:31

I would agree that the ('bit of a whale'.... cetyl alcohol) is not the best thing for record surfaces.

I have bought (but not experimented yet) with Indian soap nuts. Saponins, the active ingredient, are used to wash record masters, so must be good for records, too.

I used a wash of IPA, water and a few grains of pure saponin, which worked very well. Any (solid) residue (if present) is just blown away!

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Post by DasherF » 08 Jul 2018 19:02

Hi, CS! Thanks for coming in!
You say it's used on record masters...aren't they metal, tho (the plates, right?)?
I used to work in a die-cast shop where they used beeswax for the molds.
Where do I get Indian soap nuts to try?

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Post by cats squirrel » 08 Jul 2018 22:34

DasherF wrote:Hi, CS! Thanks for coming in!
You say it's used on record masters...aren't they metal, tho (the plates, right?)?
I used to work in a die-cast shop where they used beeswax for the molds.
Where do I get Indian soap nuts to try?
yes, the metal masters, which must be ***** clean, yes?

I got the Indian soap nuts from ebay! When I tried to get a lather, I used just three nut shells, I ground them in a coffee grinder, added about 50mL of water, then shook them in a glass jar, before filtering through a coffee filter. The resulting solution maintained a lather for over three days!

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