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Re: RCM and Record Cleaning

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red kite wrote:
Steven wrote:Do any of you use a rinse cycle after you use your VRCM ?
I don't ever, shouldn't need to if the cleaning fluid mix is right.
I (don't) do the same (well, I do the same in that I don't rinse, so I don't)
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red kite wrote:
Steven wrote:Do any of you use a rinse cycle after you use your VRCM ?
I don't ever, shouldn't need to if the cleaning fluid mix is right.
What Debbs said. :smt023
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Re: RCM and Record Cleaning

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Steven wrote:Do any of you use a rinse cycle after you use your VRCM ?
I do - I find a difference especially with alcohol-based mixes (though I never went as high as the 50% some are using, which I would expect to make things even more noticeable, but one never knows until trying with that).

I've gone back to LADS due to its non-toxic nature and find a rinse cycle beneficial.
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ricsimas wrote:
Steven wrote:Do any of you use a rinse cycle after you use your VRCM ?
I do - I find a difference especially with alcohol-based mixes (though I never went as high as the 50% some are using, which I would expect to make things even more noticeable, but one never knows until trying with that).

I've gone back to LADS due to its non-toxic nature and find a rinse cycle beneficial.
Ricardo,
What RCM are you using over there?
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I'm using my Loricraft PRC4 still.
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Ricardo,
You should try some IMS.
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Mixed with distilled or deionized water.
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Re: RCM and Record Cleaning

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I realise it has become quite a popular choice, but I've been trying to get away from the alcohol-based ff due to the need to handle it a bit too carefully.

I'll see if I can get a bit just to try it anyway and solve that doubt.
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just by coincidence, I had to go to B&Q and picked up some more Bio ethanol. I am a user of the ff for the last few years, and on the whole, get good results. I have noticed that with some vinyl records, I can get some dark yellow debris left after playing the record for the first time. The bio ethanol does not leave anything behind if evaporated from a mirror, so maybe its not to blame. This is used neat.

For very bborn stains, I use dipentene, which is a pure hydrocarbon, and a very powerful solvent. It usually cleans very well, especially oils and greases, and smells nice, too. :shock:
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Hi Helen, nice to see you Bach (pardon the intentional pun)

I still have a big supply of the B&Q's bio ff, but when it runs out i'll be using IMS instead.
Apparently it's medical grade which is better, and may cost less too.
It used to be perscription only but not any longer lucky for us.

Most of us don't use bio ethanol neat but dilute it 50/50 with distilled water [or deionised] which can be bought from Tesco for a quid or so. The deionised water is also useful to use in the steam iron too.

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