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    Okay, so we've thrashed out soap versus solvents, etc. for cleaning the actual vinyl, but howabout the sleeves and labels? In particular I'm after tips (that work&#33 for removing felt tip marks from sleeves and labels. I've heard that you can write over marks on laminated sleeves to remove the original writing, but I remain sceptical...

     (It's the only cleaning product smiley we have).
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    I've said it before (i think) but I kinda like customised labels / sleeves. Especially plain paper sleeves where someone has had a go at doing a drawing or design to symbolise the content of the record.  Inappropriate pipes and facial hair drawn on photographs always amuse, too.....

    Sorry Rich i realise that this doesn't help at all with your query.
    Endless Tripe

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    • #3
      If the sleeve's laminated then you an use meths or white spirit to remove biro, permanant marker, stickers, gunk, dirt or whatever. If it's not laminated it's best to leave it alone in my humble experience.

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      • #4
        Careful Rich, remember Sun Ra
        Matt Hero

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Mar. 10 2004,17:09)]I've said it before (i think) but I kinda like customised labels / sleeves.
          Best one I ever saw was a copy of 'Golden Hour Of Status Quo vol 2' which bore the legend:

          'I have listened to this album 842 times and come to the conclusion that Status Quo are the crappiest band in the world.'

          Wish I'd bought it now.......

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Mar. 10 2004,22:33)]
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Mar. 10 2004,17:09)]I've said it before (i think) but I kinda like customised labels / sleeves.
            Best one I ever saw was a copy of 'Golden Hour Of Status Quo vol 2' which bore the legend:

            'I have listened to this album 842 times and come to the conclusion that Status Quo are the crappiest band in the world.'

            Wish I'd bought it now.......
            You could always buy a copy and make your own version - but you would ahve to play it 842 times for verisimilitude.
            Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

            John Peel

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            • #7
              This thread reminded me to take a look but the search function is not throwing up any threads (other than this one) on the topic of cleaning records. Threads on freakbeat and Monster Munch were thrown up but nothing on cleaning.

              I've done some really badly gunked records with soap recently and it sure as hell imporved them but didn't shift some fo the major gunk fully. So what were the conclusions.
              Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

              John Peel

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              • #8
                wow, that's great.
                better than my Harry Stoneham 'Hammond My Way' with 'RUBBISH!!' written in big letters on the label.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (emperor tomato ketchup @ Mar. 11 2004,11:48)]This thread reminded me to take a look but the  search function is not throwing up any threads (other than this one) on the topic of cleaning records. Threads on freakbeat and Monster Munch were thrown up but nothing on cleaning.

                  I've done some really badly gunked records with soap recently and it sure as hell imporved them but didn't shift some fo the major gunk fully. So what were the conclusions.
                  In brief, I think the consensus is...

                  Economy brand washing up liquid (it's less potent and therefore gentler on the vinyl) in lukewarm water and gentle rubbing 'with' the grooves of the record using a soft, lint free dishcloth if necessary (and probably not one you've used for the Sunday roast previously).

                  Some people use lighter fluid or a solution containg ethanol but others maintain this will have detrimental long term effects by dehydrating the vinyl and maybe making it more brittle.

                  You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                  • #10
                    My mate Chris has a copy of Big Terror Movies on which the inner bag bears the legend "Mum I'm off out to Darrens don't turn of the video I'm taping Jaws", the sleeve also contained several ripped out page threes!
                    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                    • #11
                      Right, that wins hands down!!!

                      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                      • #12
                        I've got one on which an infant has scrawled "MUsIc foR PlEAsUrE".

                        Disturbing evidence of early years label nerdery methinks.
                        Endless Tripe

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ Mar. 11 2004,11:55)]Economy brand washing up liquid (it's less potent and therefore gentler on the vinyl) in lukewarm water and gentle rubbing 'with' the grooves of the record using a soft, lint free dishcloth if necessary (and probably not one you've used for the Sunday roast previously).
                          Cheers - I was close enough.

                          Since they are rarely marketed as such how do you tell if a cloth is lint free? Are jay cloths appropriate - they seem a bit abrasive I reckon.

                          Now to clean up that grooty looking Marble Arch "Soul Mine" I got for a fiver at the weekend.
                          Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

                          John Peel

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                          • #14
                            ... I love the thread about things scribbled onto record sleeves...

                            ... reckon we should collate a few of 'em and bang the piccies up onthe main V V site... fit quite nicely into the "Wierd" section perhaps... ? ? ?

                            If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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                            • #15
                              I once had a sleeve that said 'Listen to this and you will die' written on it.....So I did and I din't...Though when I do shuffle off thsi mortal coil I will not know if it was truly my time...It's grim living under a vinyl related curse, so my tip is don't be like me
                              Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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