dirty record albums

October 21, 2008 10:17am CST
I recently bought a turntable that allows me to record my record albums onto my pc. Due to the large volume of records I am recording the one in the best condition first. I am now down to the ones that are a bit dirty. We had a flood a few years ago and some of the gunk got into the box of albums. What I would like to know is, how can I clean them? I haven't been able to find any product online regarding cleaning record albums. Is it just a case of warm water? Or do I need a special solution? I do not want to get rid of the albums. I hope they are not beyond help.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
21 Oct 08
During my record player days I always cleaned my albums with plain rubbing alchohol. It worked for me. This is a great undertaking that my son-in-law hopes to do one day.
21 Oct 08
What kind of cloth did you use? Will a regular face cloth do? Recording these albums takes up a lot of time as you have to record each song individually and then change the names to match the album songs. They record as track numbers and you need to change them. The first album that I did, I didn't realize that you had to do this and I ended up with one song that lasted 30 minutes!!
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Back then I used a cloth diaper. Clean, no fabric softener. I think I used a lens cloth once also. The ones you get from eye doctors. They sell them at Wal-Mart and pharmacies also. Depending on the album 30 minutes of music might not be bad. It would be great for a trivia game, "When does the song change" or "Name that Tune". Mucsical chairs when the song changes. I know that must have been frustrating!