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    Hoping for some advice, way back when I rushed out to buy this much anticipated kiwi double 7'' - the Great Unwashed, the sort of Clean Mk II (Flying Nun naturally). aside from the tracks wot made them extra special was that the sleeves were made from the backdrop that featured in one of their videos. all very arty and such but the plastic quickly found it's way onto the vinyl (who knew?) and rendered them unplayable.

    I've been reading about cleaning with PVA, would this do the trick or is there another method that might work better?

    I'd very much like to get them back to something approaching playable condition, but, given their stupendous rarity, I don't want to make things worse.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Is this the phenomenon known as outgassing, or are you talking about actual pieces of plastic on the vinyl?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Plainstone View Post
      Is this the phenomenon known as outgassing, or are you talking about actual pieces of plastic on the vinyl?
      cheers for the reply, umm, not sure about outgassing - the records are contained in a tight plastic envelope and it's kind of like a film of plastic has transferred onto the vinyl. does that makes sense?
      it doesn't respond to normal cleaning and I'd really like to get it off.

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      • #4
        test went really well - elevated a totally poked Gary US Bonds' Food of Love 7 to barely playable; tops are still shredded in a couple of places though. PVA came off a single sheet too.

        the Great Unwashed 7s are now lathered in gloop and curing. going to have a crack at a few more as well.

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