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    Its a bit of a pain but I'm back on the Okki Nokki horse though I can only manage about eight to ten sides before the velvet strips get too moist and stop hovering it dry. But little by little I'll reduce the pile of hundred plus records to be cleaned. But two questions:

    What sauce do people use and where do they locate it. I got an amount of concentrate when I bought the machine that was diluted with a litre of distilled water? (and yes I know the difference unlike a sub-editor who got that wrong on a piece I recently wrote).

    Secondly I seem to notice that sometimes the horse hair type brush I've been leaves very light marks all over the record. So I am using it wrong or is it the wrong type? It came well recommended as a better alternative to the flat velvet on wood cleaner that came with the machine? I know a vulture type I was talking to talked about liking this machine as it was solid so stood up to using elbow grease so I can't assume I am going too hard.
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    the okki cleaner is quite good. I find I only use half or a quarter per litre and cant spot any difference.


    I take it you are using purified water, the one you get from the chmist if so you are most of the way there. In fact a lot of records simply need a bit of water to remove most things off with the Okkio. Anyhow you would be most of the way there to making your own. If so I find this is the best recipe you can use for your bang for your buck:




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    • #3
      PS I have noticed that with the Okki brush at times too. Need a better one.
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      • #4
        I'm tempted to treat myself to an Okki next year. I obsess over condition so much I really should have a proper cleaner.
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        • #5
          If you're in newcastle campag you're welcome to clean a bunch up on my okki nokki if you want to see how good a job they do

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          • #6
            That's very kind of you Jay.
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            • #7
              I highly recommend this cheap PHK Nano Meco


              http://maquinaphk.xpg.uol.com.br/models.html

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              • #8
                Are those PHK cleaners available in UK?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by treeboy View Post
                  Are those PHK cleaners available in UK?
                  Well they're available, but sent from Brazil, I was lucky & avoided the random import duty thing.

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                  • #10
                    ultrasound cleaners are all the range now. They cost thousands. There is a guy making them for a couple of hundred quid and has been selling them in lots on ebay.

                    Here is his machine. http://www.mobilgraf.home.pl/manual_wd.pdf

                    and he is contactable at ​
                    [email protected]

                    I know of at least one person who got one but I'm waiting for feedback.
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                    • #11
                      There was a thread about this and it certainly seems an interesting concept and I can see no reason why you cant buy a second hand machine or even new ultrasonic cleaner that's large enough obviously and bodge something up to enable you to spin a record(s) through it. I use a small one to clean the metal threads on things and I can vouch if there is any kind of groove those little bubbles of magic air it creates will get inside them and track right around.

                      Its such an obvious concept I'm surprised no one has thought of it before or me come to that. Thanks for the link eclipse.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by amidar View Post
                        There was a thread about this and it certainly seems an interesting concept and I can see no reason why you cant buy a second hand machine or even new ultrasonic cleaner that's large enough obviously and bodge something up to enable you to spin a record(s) through it. I use a small one to clean the metal threads on things and I can vouch if there is any kind of groove those little bubbles of magic air it creates will get inside them and track right around.

                        Its such an obvious concept I'm surprised no one has thought of it before or me come to that. Thanks for the link eclipse.
                        I reposed one to a friend on another forum who took delivery but still waiting for a update. Must chase
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