A vacuum (or ultrasonic) record cleaning machine is the best way to truly deep clean an LP. Such a machine is a significant investment and for people with small collections or limited budgets, it may not be an option. For that reason we offer the following instructions for wet cleaning records by hand. Although an record cleaning machine makes the process quicker, easier and insures complete fluid removal, careful cleaning by hand can be very effective.
There are two very important keys to wet cleaning LPs that will determine your success.
Our preference for cleaning solutions are those from Audio Intelligent. These enzyme-based products are both gentle and effective. Their Premium One Step No. 6 is the best single step process we have found and the instructions below describe its use. For even better results you can follow up the cleaning cycle with their Ultra Pure Water rinse.
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