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Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Gunk
Dr. Goldman has miracle products as well, but Windex works wonderfully (say
that fast 3 times) because of the ammonia..just enough of it to affect the
Martin Fisher wrote:
> Never tried DLs Windex method but have found that lacquers clean up quite
> nicely with "Parks" Mineral Spirits. Never given me a problem yet.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Lennick
> To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Gunk
> Christie Peterson wrote:
> > We have a 33 1/3 rpm record from 1958 with what can only be described as
> > white gunk all over the surface. I'm looking for diagnoses and/or
> > advice about what to do with it (other than don't play it, which is
> > impossible in its current condition anyhow).
> > I've posted pictures here:
> > http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/aboutladd/departments/special/Disc.jpg
> > http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/aboutladd/departments/special/Sleeve.jpg
> > We rubbed a small amount of the stuff off from the blank surface near
> > the label (visible in the pictures). It came off fairly easily, and had
> > a waxy texture.
> > This disc has been stored alongside a number of others that are all
> > fine, so I'm guessing this is something to do with the initial
> > manufacturing process, but not sure. Based on the label, I wouldn't be
> > surprised if this was some sort of instantaneous recording disc.
> > Thanks!
> > --
> Does it feel as if it has an aluminum base and does it have at least one
> hole visible under the label (possibly 3)? If so, it's definitely an
> instantaneous disc and these often turn white, from palmitic acid exuded
> from the
> lacquer coating. Windex (original, Blue, no generic imitations) works on
> these..try some on a blank portion of the disc if there is one. Shpritz on,
> off, rinse with distilled water. And hope that cleaning the disc doesn't
> flaking of the lacquer coating.
> Wrote this before looking at the image..if I had, I'd have seen the word
> "Soundcraft" on the sleeve behind the disc, which confirms everything I
> above. Soundcrap discs are notorious for this stuff.