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VINYL RECORD CARE and MAINTENANCE

Turntables - Vinyl Record Albums - Record Care and Maintenance

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE....

Cleanliness is an absolute to achieve the best sound quality of your vinyl records. A clean vinyl record will not only sound better, but last longer. It has long been proven that the playing of dirty records will result in a rapid deterioration of quality and degradation of the original recorded sound, or simply can cause permanent damage to your phonograph records. The preservation of your valuable or irreplaceable vinyl records requires special care and cleaning. Not to mention that, stylus wear is greatly accelerated by playing dirty records, and as you know with the cost of new cartridges these days, playing dirty records can lead to a significant and unneeded expense.

Phonograph Records or "Vinyl Records" are delicate, and very susceptible to damage and wear. Therefore a few techniques should be used when it comes to handling, cleaning and storage of your valued recordings.



HANDLE WITH CARE

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When handling your vinyl records avoid touching the playing or grooved surface. You should handle the record by either edge and the labeled surface only. First remove your vinyl record from the jacket with the inner dust sleeve by bowing the jacket open while holding it against your body and applying a slight pressure with a hand. Pull the record out by holding a corner of the inner dust sleeve. Avoid pressing down onto the disc with the fingers as any dust caught between the sleeve and the disc will be pressed into the grooves.

Remove your vinyl record from the inner dust sleeve by bowing the dust sleeve and letting it slip gradually into an open hand so that the edge falls on the inside of the thumb knuckle. The middle finger should reach for the center label. Never reach into the sleeve.

To hold a record, place the thumb on the edge of the disc, and the rest of the fingers of the same hand on the center label for balance. Use both hands on the edge to place record on turntable.

Do not use paper or cardboard inner sleeves and do not store records without inner sleeves. Use soft polyethylene inner sleeves. Do not use record sleeves made of PVC.


MY VINYL RECORDS LOOK CLEAN,What Is Foreign Matter??

Elvis Costello and the Attractions "Everyday I Play the Boot" Live Vinyl Bootleg lpFirst we have to think "Micro" level as not all of your records enemies can be seen by the naked eye. One can classify foreign matter as deposits which are not part of the original record, such as body oils from fingerprints, smoke, stains, stearic acids, dust etc.

Dust is commonly a mixture flakes of human skin, minute particles of mineral or plant material, textile fibers, smoke, fingerprint oils and other organic and inorganic materials. There are often salts such as sodium chloride from fingerprints, and skin fragments and gritty silica crystals. Within this chemical mixture are the spore of countless molds, fungi and micro-organisms which live on the organic material in the dust (fingerprints make for a good culture). Mold loves vinyl, not vinyl per se but what is in the grooves. The paper dust and such that settles in the grooves, combined with the occasional wet cleaning, the dark confines of an album sleeve coupled with moderate temperature, all are extremely conductive to forming your own mold colonies. Much of this dirt is "hygroscopic" (water-attracting) and this tendency can encourage molds, as well as increases the corrosiveness of salts.

The Jazz Messengers Columbia Records CL 897 JAZZ Vinyl Record LP white label promo Dust is an abrasive and combined with the pressure exerted on the groove walls by the stylus, can permanently etch the walls and worse the dust can be embedded permanently into thermoplastic substances. Only a small point of the stylus is actually making contact with the groove walls, one and a half grams of stylus pressure on such a minute surface translates to several tons of pressure per square inch. The resulting drag generates enough heat that the plastic partially melts, though not enough to deform the vinyl but cause a microscopic flow around the stylus into which dust can be embedded permanently.

Stearic acids have always been a part of the making of vinyl in one form or another. After a record is pressed there will be thin film of these acids on the surface of the vinyl. The stearic acids found in vinyl formulation has a two-fold effect in the vinyl production process, they act as a record mould release agent but there primary purpose is to act as a buffer for the vinyl stamping process.


DID YOU KNOW VINYL RECORDS CARRY A POSITIVE CHARGE??

Vinyl records are Positively Charged with Static Electricity. This positive charge attracts dust and grime to the groove, resulting in clicks cracks and unwanted surface noise and also accelerated the deterioration of the stylus. Since dust is usually held in place by electrostatic attraction, dry wiping on its own does not effectively work. The added friction created by the duster will cause the dust to jump back to the charged surface.

VINYL RECORD CLEANING FLUIDS

Miles Davis "Kind Of Blue" Columbia Records CS 8163 Vinyl JAZZ lp stereo Alright, most will agree that these foreign substances should be removed from our record to achieve ultimate playback and to preserve the life of the "vinyl" itself, but the debate rages on as to how best to accomplish this goal. If you ask 10 different record collectors about the best way to clean a record, you are a likely to receive ten wildy different answers from the alchemist approach to Ivory Liquid Soap in the kitchen sink.

Distilled water is the base for all vinyl record cleaning fluids and for many reasons. First being, its precise chemical make-up is known, distilled water will not leave any residue behind, it is safe to use and inexpensive. Water disperses static charges and counteracts the increased conductivity from the pick-up of salt deposits from finger prints.

However water alone can not dissolve grease and oils, thus surfactants are used as additives to enable water to be grease solvent. Surfactants break grease surface bonds and allow water to penetrate these grease solids, causing swelling and the random dispersion. .

Nonionic surfactants such as Tergitol, Tergitol 15-S-3 is an oil soluble surfactant and 15-S-9 is a water soluble surfactant. Combined they remove a wide range of dirt and greases and can safely be used on sound recordings. Use 0.25 part of Tergitol 15-S-3 and 0.25 parts of Tergitol 15-S-9 per 100 parts of distilled water. The recording must then be rinsed thoroughly with distilled water to eliminate any trace of detergent residue.

Your vinyl records are best cleaned using a record cleaning machine such as the Keith Monks, VPI, Nitty Gritty using 0.25 part of Tergitol 15-S-3 and 0.25 parts of Tergitol 15-S-9 per 100 parts of distilled water. These machines allow for an even dispersion of fluid and can then vacuum the liquid leaving a clean, dry surface. The discs must then be rinsed thoroughly with distilled water and vacuumed dry - never ever play a wet record.


PROPER STORAGE OF YOUR VINYL RECORDS

Toad "Toad" Bellaphon Records BLPS 19047 PROG Vinyl LPFor long life and playability, proper storage of your recordings is paramount. Some of the factors to consider for the proper storage of discs are temperature and humidity, dirt and dust, improper stacking, excessive pressure and weight, and mechanical or chemical damage.

With respect to the environment, though not always practical, a constant temperature of 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius should be maintained. Plus a relative humidity of 45-50% is highly recommended. Avoid rapid changes in temperature and humidity, it could have a adverse effect on the life expectancy of your recordings.

Special attention should be placed on sunlight and on sources of heat such as heaters, vents, and artificial lighting. Also beware of high humidity and water. This will cause mold to grow on the album jackets, and within the inner sleeves causing unrepairable damage.

Avoid dusty environments. Whenever possible, enclose your recordings in a relatively airtight container such as a cabinet with doors, or sealable boxes. Don't be afraid to lightly vacuum the area surrounding your records.


NEVER...NEVER...NEVER...

the Beatles "Twist and Shout" Capitol Records Canada T 6054 lp vinyl record albumStore your vinyl records on their sides or flat! Always maintain records in an absolutely vertical position. Remove the original manufacturers shrink-wrap from records. These wraps will continue to shrink over time, eventually warping the jacket and it's contents. Replace this "shrink wrap" with high density polyethylene, or "acid free" sleeves. Additionally, you should also replace regular paper or "acid bearing" inner sleeves, with Mylar or Polyethylene sleeves or also available are rice paper inner sleeves from Japan, though these type of sleeves are a little expensive.

Regular paper inner sleeves will scratch the surface of your recordings with every pass.  Certain plastic lined sleeves will create a chemical reaction with the record, while in storage.

Replace dirty and moldy record jackets and inner sleeves to avoid further damage to the discs. Do not store, in or around smoky or cooking areas. Smoke and cooking greases easily adhere to records and their jackets.





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What Is A Vinyl Record?? Vinyl records were introduced and marketed as the unbreakable record, unlike its shellac counterpart of days gone by, that would break at the drop of a hat and becomes more brittle over time.Read More



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Grading Your Vinyl Records The following is the grading system first developed by Goldmine Records. Virtually all methods currently in use for the grading of records, is based in some way, shape, or form, on this system. Rather than offer some variation of the original system first developed by Goldmine, Fox Music Company will display the Goldmine record grading method in it's entirety. Read More


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For More Information on the Vinyl Record

Billie Holiday "All or Nothing at All" Verve Records MV 2599 mono David Stone Martin Cover Art- Vinyl lp
What Is A Vinyl Record?? Vinyl records were introduced and marketed as the unbreakable record, unlike its shellac counterpart of days gone by, that would break at the drop of a hat and becomes more brittle over time.Read More



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Grading Your Vinyl Records The following is the grading system first developed by Goldmine Records. Virtually all methods currently in use for the grading of records, is based in some way, shape, or form, on this system. Rather than offer some variation of the original system first developed by Goldmine, Fox Music Company will display the Goldmine record grading method in it's entirety. Read More


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