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What's On This Page? >GO Record Cleaners by Nitty Gritty, KAB
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Hand Cleaning Kits For Phonograph Records
Crosley Deluxe Record Brush
Deep pile brush and fluid.Crosley Deluxe Record Brush
Ergonomic handle and deep pile brush Effective and easy to use.
$22.95
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Pfanstiehl SA11

PFANSTIEHL SA11 RECORD CLEANER

Record Cleaning Kit
Includes 4 oz Pfan-Stat fluid and special record cleaning cloth

Just $9.95
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Tonar 101

TONAR CARBON FIBRE BRUSH
Deluxe Carbon Fibre Brush. Features twin rows of carbon fibre and flip handle for easy cleaning.

Just $13.95
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Crosley Record Cleaner
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Your next step towards serious record cleaning. Wet scubbing bath is easy to use and more effective than brushes alone.
Just $62.95
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PFANSTAT RECORD CLEANER REFILLPfanstiehl SA14
Pfan-Stat Record Cleaning Fluid
AntiStatic and Alcohol Free
Pump Spray. 4 Oz.

Just $6.95
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Hunt EDA MK6

MUSIC HALL HUNT EDA
Deluxe Carbon Fibre Brush
2 rows of soft carbon fibre separated by a velvet pad.
An audiophile favorite.
Just $24.95
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KAB DiscSweep
Newly redesigned for 2009, the KAB DiscSweep features a mix of goat hair and Thunderon, an antistatic nylon fibre. We trim the brush short to give the fibers good wet strength. Handle is antistatic as well.
Just $19.95
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KAB DISCSWEEP

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   Advisory Notice: Nitty Gritty has ceased operations after 40 years. We hope they can find a new owner to continue the product line. Until that time, KAB is making every effort to supply maintenance parts. Stocks at this time are limited, so going forward, I will only accept limited orders of quantity = 1 for vacsweeps, drive wheels and brushes. This will allow as many customers as possible to keep their machines running and give us time to re-establish contact with parts suppliers. Update: 10/16/17 Vacsweeps are back in stock. Drive wheels are about exhausted, so I am only selling single wheels until they are gone. Please have patience during this time. Thankyou.

The KAB EV-1 will cotinue to be available.

   Nitty Gritty cleaners utilize the time respected method of wet scrub and vacuum removal. This is the only way to properly remove dirt and contamination from vinyl records. There are many models to choose from and all offer exceptional value and performance.

KAB is a stocking dealer for N.G. machines and supplies.

KAB is a stocking dealer for Audio Intelligent enzymatic and conventional record cleaning fluids.


Manual Record Cleaners Offer Professional Results On A Budget Back To Top
KAB EV-1
KAB EV1 Record Cleaner
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The EV1 is the only low priced vacuum record cleaner on the market today. Since 1992, KAB has offered the EV1 to cost conscious collectors and audiophiles worldwide. It requires no power, and you provide the suction via any home style vacuum with hose attachment. As demand generally runs high for this item, it is best to use the custom order option at checkout to reserve a unit. We will invoice you when your EV-1 is ready to ship.Read More.
Just $169

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Model 1
Nitty Gritty Model 1
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SOLD OUT/ The Nitty Gritty Model One is a great value in LP cleaners. Cleans as well as all other models but without all the bells and whistles. You apply the fluid and rotate the disc. Powerful built in vacuum does the rest. Remember, It's the wet scrub / vacuum removal process that makes the difference. Read more...
And when you get your Nitty Gritty from KAB you always get:
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery
Factory Direct
Model 1 Black $485 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $437
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Model 2 Solid Oak $555 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $499
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Model 2 Cherry Oak $555 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $499
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Record Master
Nitty Gritty Record Master
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SOLD OUT/ Made with the record collector in mind, the Record Master is just like the Model 1 above, but features an adjustable vacuum slot that ensures max suction when cleaning 7, 10 and 12" discs. It even includes an integrated 45 adapter into the platter. Read more...
And when you get your Nitty Gritty from KAB you always get:
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery
Factory Direct
Record Master 1 Black $519 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $467
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Model 2 Solid Oak $589 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $529
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Model 2 Cherry Oak $589 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $529
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Automatic Cleaners Offer Convenience Features For Easier, Faster Cleaning Back To Top
Model 1.5
Nitty Gritty Model 1.5
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SOLD OUT/ The Nitty Gritty Model 1.5 adds the convenience of motor drive 12" disc rotation and auto scrubbing. To Auto Rotate 7 and 10" discs, order a 3 way adapter at the same time and we will install it for free!Read More.
And when you get your Nitty Gritty from KAB you always get:
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery
Factory Direct
Model 1.5 Black $775 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $699
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Model 2.5 Solid Oak $849 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $765
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Model 2.5 Cherry Oak $849 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $765
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Model 1.5FI
Nitty Gritty Model 1.5 FI
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SOLD OUT/ The Nitty Gritty Model 1.5 FI builds upon the standard Model 1.5 and a fluid pump for easy fluid application. So, that's automatic 12" disc rotation, auto scrubbing and easy pump style fluid application. To auto rotate 7 and 10" discs, order a 3 way adapter at the same time and we will install it for free!Read More.
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery
In Stock Now
Model 1.5FI Black $935 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $841
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Model 2.5FI Solid Oak $1015 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $915
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Model 2.5FI Cherry Oak $1015 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $915
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MiniPro 1Nitty Gritty Mini Pro 1
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SOLD OUT/ The Nitty Gritty Mini Pro 1 adds A second cleaning head so both sides of the disc are cleaned at the same time! So, that's auto scrub, fluid pump and both sides together. That's really fast cleaning of 12" discs. To auto rotate 7 and 10" discs, order a 3 way adapter at the same time and we will install it for free! Read More.This model ships direct from the factory and will have a build time delay of a 5-7 days days.
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery
MiniPro 1 Black $1379 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $1241
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MiniPro 2 Solid Oak $1459 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $1313
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MiniPro 2 Cherry Oak $1459 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $1313
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2.5FI-XP
Nitty GRITTY 2.5XP Dual Pump Record Cleaner
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SOLD OUT/ The new model 2.5FI-XP expands the "FI"series to include 2 separate fluid tanks. The possibilities are endless: cleaner/water, LP/78, enzyme/cleaner, how will you make use of this awesome flexibility? The fluids are delivered via simple hand pumps on each tank. Internal valves prevent fluid cross mixing. . This model ships direct from the factory and may have a build time delay of a few days. Order a 3 way adapter at the same time and we will install it for free!
  1. Free Fluid ($20 Value)
  2. Free Vac Sweeps ($20 Value)
  3. Shipping Credit ($25 Value)

That's $65 Off Our Every Day Low Prices
Oak Cabinets are custom orders, 7-10 day delivery

2.5FI-XP Solid Oak $1115 LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $1003
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2.5FI-XP Cherry Oak $1115LIST
Our Everyday Low Price $1003
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BRAND & MODEL RECORD CLEANER PARTS & ACCY'S TOP
VAC SWEEP KIT(M) Kit of 3 replacement velvet strips on the Nitty Gritty vacuum slot.
For All Models Without Fluid Pump, Including EV-1

Click Here For Instructions
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Just one pak per customer will be accepted at this time.
$16.95
VAC SWEEP KIT (FI) Kit of 3 replacement velvet strips on the Nitty Gritty vacuum slot.
For All Models With Fluid Pump.
Click Here For Instructions
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Just one pak per customer will be accepted at this time.
$16.95
VAC SWEEP KIT BRUSH Run this brush over the vac sweep after each use to restore and refresh the fabric
VACSWEEP BRUSH
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$2.00
NITTY GRITTY
RCB
Original velvet applicator brush. This is the fluid applicator brush supplied with Model 1, Record Master and EV-1 Click To Buy Now
Just one brush per customer will be accepted at this time.
$16.95
KAB
DISCSWEEP
Newly redesigned for 2009, the KAB DiscSweep features a mix of goat hair and Thunderon, an antistatic nylon fibre. We trim the brush short to give the fibers good wet strength. Handle is antistatic as well. Click To Buy Now
$19.95
NITTY GRITTY
CAPSTAN DRIVE WHEEL
Kit of 1 replacement capstan drive wheel for motor drive cleaners.
Click Here For Instructions
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Just one pak per customer will be accepted at this time.
$4.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-1
Vinyl dust cover (15")SOLD OUT/
For All Machines Without Fluid Pump.

If in doubt, just measure the width of the top.
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$22.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-1L
Vinyl dust covers (17-1/2")SOLD OUT/
For All Machines With Fluid Pump.

If in doubt, just measure the width of the top.
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$25.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-1XP
Vinyl dust covers
For All XP Machines With Dual Fluid Pump.
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$29.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-2
Acrylic dust cover (15")SOLD OUT/
fits Models Without Manual Fluid Pump.
Also Fits Early Electric Pump Models (Sold Before 1988)

If in doubt, just measure the width of the top.
See It Here!
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$65.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-2L
Acrylic dust cover (17-1/2")
For All Machines With Manual Fluid Pump

If in doubt, just measure the width of the top.
See It Here!
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$72.95
NITTY GRITTY
DC-2XP
Acrylic dust cover
For All XP Machines With Dual Fluid Pumps SOLD OUT/
See It Here!
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$79.95
NITTY GRITTY
3 WAY ADAPTER
3 way adapter for motor drive machines permits rotation of 7, 10 and 12" records. 1 AVAILABLE Click To Buy Now
$55.00
NITTY GRITTY
45 ADAPTER
45 adapter for motor drive machines permits rotation of 7" records. Click To Buy Now
$37.00
KAB GLIDING PLATTER PLUS
Original roller bearing assisted replacement platter. Makes hand turning very easy. Choose "All Models" for all manual rotation cleaners including all prior versions of Audio Adivsor's Record Doctor™. The New R.D.V requires a custom platter, so there is a separate selection for that model. Bearing is 2-1/2" in diameter and fully supports the new platter.

[All kits include, bearing, aligning spacer, new platter and 45 adapter]
ALL MODELS
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$15.00
RECORD DOCTOR V
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$18.00
SPINDLE REPAIR KIT For all models including EV-1 And Record Doctor V1-4. Kit includes 1 spindle, glue and drill bit. Requires an electric drill to install. Click To Buy Now
$16.00
BIG HAND TURNER
Record Turner
For all manual models including EV-1 And Record Doctor. Large Fluted knob makes hand turning easy. This is an upgrade over the original Nitty Gritty turner and many others. Click To Buy Now
$18.95
TURNER PAD Replacement rubber pad for all NG turners old and new. Click To Buy Now
$7.95

BRAND & MODEL NITTY GRITTY RECORD CLEANING FLUIDS TOP
PURE 1
78
For cleaning shellac 78 RPM record or anywhere you want a non alcohol based solution.
International customers order 16 oz size only, or choose the 1 gallon concentrate.
16 Oz $16.00  Click To Buy Now
64 Oz $40.00 Click To Buy Now
128 Oz $69.00 Click To Buy Now
Concentrate 128 Oz $69.00 Click To Buy Now Note: Concentrate comes in 16 oz bottle Requires a 1 gallon container and distilled water
PURE 2
LP/45
OUT OF STOCK- USE AI SUPERCLEANER
For cleaning vinyl, styrene and lacquer. Contains less than 10% alcohol.
International customers order 16 oz size only, or choose the 1 gallon concentrate.
16 Oz $16.00   Click To Buy Now
64 Oz $40.00 Click To Buy Now
128 Oz $69.00 Click To Buy Now Concentrate 128 Oz $69.00 Click To Buy Now Note: Concentrate comes in 16 oz bottle Requires a 1 gallon container and distilled water
PUREnzyme+
OUT OF STOCK- USE AI ENZYMATICEnzyme based pre cleaner. When you need your records to be the cleanest possible clean.
16 Oz $20.00 Click To Buy Now
32 Oz $32.00 Click To Buy Now
FIRSTrv OUT OF STOCK- USE AI #15a vinyl and lacquer pre-cleaner that dissolves mold-release compounds. Do not put in fluid pump; apply with separate Record Cleaning Brush.
6 Oz $23.00  Click To Buy Now
16 Oz $56.00 Click To Buy Now

BRAND & MODEL AUDIO INTELLIGENT RECORD CLEANING FLUIDS TOP
Enzymatic Formula
Enzymatic Formula Removes Protein Based Contamination 16 Oz ---- 32 Oz
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$20.00 $32.00
Super Cleaner Formula
Enzyme Neutralizer And Additional Cleaning 16 Oz ---- 32 Oz
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$18.00 $29.00
Premium Archivist
78
Non alcohol based fluid for 78 RPM records. Enzyme Neutralizer And Additinal Cleaning 16 Oz ---- 32 Oz
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$18.00 $29.00
Ultra Pure Water Rinse
High performance Ultra Pure Water Rinse 16 Oz ---- 32 Oz
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$10.00 $18.00
Pemium One Step Formula #6
Alcohol Free One Step Enzymatic Formula 32 Oz
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$28.00
Premium Record Cleaner Formula No. 15
Alcohol Free Premium Enzymatic Formula
[Requires a rinse with Ultra Pure or Super Cleaner]
16 Oz ---- 32 Oz
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$29.00 $44.00
 

BRAND & MODEL OPTIONS & EXTRAS TOP
220 - 240 VOLT VERSION 220/240 Volt motors installed. Meets European CE certification requirements. Must be specified when ordering machine. Click To Buy Now
$50.00

What's On This Page? >GO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RECORD CLEANERS
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TOP INFO HELP
  • Do I really need a Nitty Gritty Record Cleaner?
    After 24 years of proven performance in the audiophile area, machine cleaning is the accepted standard for cleaning vinyl records. The groove is so small and the tracing stylus so resolving, that the smallest amount of contamination produces a tick or some other annoying surface noise. The cleaning solution and it's suspended contamination must be removed before it has a chance to dry back onto the surface. Many popular hand brushes used in the past actually put more contamination on the record then they removed!
  • Is the above true for 78's as well as LP's?
    Things are alittle different here. 78's have an inherent surface sound that would probably mask over any light contamination in the groove. From an archival viewpoint however, the 78 surface will adsorb water and temporarily soften during long exposures to water, as during hand cleaning.. For this reason they must never be played while wet or damp. Hand cleaning requires that the record be left to dry for at least 24 hours. The machine however, removes the fluid so quickly, that the softening affects are less pronounced and the record can be played much sooner.
  • Do the more expensive models clean better?
    No. All models will clean your records to the same degree. The advantages between models are convenience features. These features are clearly listed in the descriptions and features pages.
  • Are there different fluids for LP's and 78's?
    Yes. Nitty Gritty has Pure 1 for 78's and Pure 2 for LP's. The Pure 2 has a small percentage of alcohol <10% to aid in the final drying of the disc. The Pure1 fluid has no alcohol whatsoever.
  • How long does it take to clean a record on a Nitty Gritty machine?
    Typically less than one minute for the motor drive machines and just a little more than that for a manual machine. Naturally the Pro 1 model is the fastest for it can do both sides at the same time. And remember, you can play the record as soon as you are done cleaning it.
  • How long does the fluid last?
    Typically, based on five drops of fluid per side, that's about 1/10th ounce per record. A 16 Oz bottle will do about 160 records. Your results may vary. In the beginning most users feel inclined to use excessive amounts of fluid. This does not make the record any cleaner.
  • How long before the Vac Sweep needs replacing?
    When cleaning vinyl, the Vac Sweep should be replaced after 100-300 records have been cleaned. Sooner if you see signs that the velvet is matting or wearing thin. 78's due to their abrasive quality will wear the strip quicker and need replacing sooner.
  • What can I do to prolong the life of the velvet applicator brush?
    You can prolong the life of the applicator brush immensly if, after cleaning records, you vacuum it by turning the vaccum back on and running the brush over the vacuum slot. This will pull the nap of the velvet straight, dry the brush, and even clean the Vac Sweep fibers too.
  • What can I expect to hear after cleaning a record?
    If this is the first time the record has been cleaned, you can expect to hear much reduced surface noise, especially the low level crackling between tracks. From an audiophile perspective, there will be an overall increase in music detail due to the reduced surface noise activity.
  • Do I have to clean a record every time I play it?
    Some people do this, and you can if you like. I personally don't think it is necessary. Usually, the only reason to clean the record again is after 5 or so plays or simply if you feel it needs it.
  • Should I continue to use my pre play brush?
    Yes. This is still a good idea, but do not use any fluid with it; that will only re-contaminate the record. Using a dry brush for 1 or 2 revolutions before each play is fine.
  • Are 220V models available?
    Yes. 220V CE certified models are available at slightly increased cost. See Options - Extras in the INDEX.
  • Are 7" 10" and 12" records the same as 45's, 78's, and 33's respectively?
    Yes. Though to be fair, there are 10" LP's and 12" 78's too.
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What's On This Page? >GO INFORMATION
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Most of us believed that if we took care of our records, they would always sound good and quiet. But as most of us find out, the surface noise gets louder and more annoying over time. Ironically, the very maintenance systems we have been using to remove dust before each play, have been secretly applying contamination to the record. You can try to hand clean them, or try some fancy new solution from the many "kitchen khemists" out there, but frankly, hand cleaning methods are either laborious and unpredictable or they simply make things worse.

What we know about records, vinyl especially, is that the groove is so tiny and the tracing stylus so small, that the least microscopic amount of contamination will make a noise. It you want quiet vinyl playback, then the surface must be truly clean. But there is a problem.

The groove, by virtue of its very shape, wants to hold onto any wet fluid you put into it. It became clear that the only way to get the water out of the groove is by force. But how? and could it be done safely? I'm happy to say that todays modern record cleaning machines are quite kind to your records while they do the "cleaning thing". 20 years of proven performance tends to set the record straight on just about anything!

The Wet Scrub Vacuum Removal process is the accepted method of super cleaning vinyl. It is equally effective at cleaning 78 discs and 45's too. The main advantage being that the fluid, with it's suspended contamination, never has an opportunity to dry back onto the groove surface. This is the important issue to remember. This is what makes machine cleaning so worthwhile.
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