Can PVC record sleeves damage vinyl - Merged Thread

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Re: Can PVC record sleeves damage vinyl - Merged Thread

Post by MacTeagle » 22 Jun 2018 23:18

I've had one record affected such as this, with a very clear rectangular pattern. For me the culprit was easy to identify. My Pink Floyd "The Wall" double album has a rectangular fogging on the A side of the first disc, the face that would be closest to the front of the gatefold. As you probably know that gatefold came with a vinyl cling "sticker" on the gloss surface of the album. It wasn't really a sticker since it didn't stay attached with adhesive. It was a similar material to a car windscreen badge. So, the original "Pink Floyd "The Wall"" Logo wrecked the LP as it sat in storage for a few years in the attic. The fogging is the exact shape of the sticker and in the exact location I had that sticker on the album cover. Watch out for this one, and watch out for whatever other albums you leave resting against "The Wall" in storage.

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Re: Can PVC record sleeves damage vinyl - Merged Thread

Post by Max75 » 14 Jan 2019 18:37

I came across this thread by chance, and after reading about this fact of the PVC outer sleeves that can ruin vinyl also if they're inside their inner sleeves on their albums I was worried for my records, so I'm immediately removing all the PVC outer sleeves from my LPs and 45s and I think I'll replace them with polyethylene outer sleeves; what brand do you recommend me to better protect my fav sound source?

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