record cleaning fluid diy

robin

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got my purified water, isopropanol 99.9 pure, rabski is very kindly sending me some wetting agent, but whats the best mix ? I think this has been posted before,but a search didn't turn anthing up

 

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you can use that if you like, but all soap will leave a deposit as it drys, teccy name in a second

 

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wetting agent is anything thats breaks the surface tension of the liquid, but photographic chemicals do a 'clean' safe wetting agent imaginatively called wetting agent. A drop of Fairy might be ok too esp if you're vacuum cleaning.

If you were making up a litre, try 890ml distilled water, 100ml alcohol and about 10ml of wetting agent. Shaken, not stirred.

 

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I use x1 part Iso to x4 parts H20 with x3 or 4 drops of Triton (photoflow) for a 100ml small squirt bottle

 

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my first attempt at diy cleaner left streaks would that be wrong ratios I used finish diswasher as my wetting agent

 

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Dishwasher fluid may have caustic, not good.

We don't need salt that is in fairy liquid either,lest you eat your ham and eggs off yer records:D

 

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it was distilled water will order some of that photograph stuff and have another go cheers

 

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it was distilled water will order some of that photograph stuff and have another go cheers
I have always used purified water from the pharmacy (around £4 for 5l) and have neverhad any streaking problems.

 

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it was distilled water will order some of that photograph stuff and have another go cheers
Go easy with that photograph stuff. You really only need a couple of drops, 3-4 per litre, otherwise you end up in a sudfest.

 

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got my purified water, isopropanol 99.9 pure, rabski is very kindly sending me some wetting agent, but whats the best mix ? I think this has been posted before,but a search didn't turn anthing up
http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/fluids.html

Scroll down to the bottom of the page when you open the link, there are several 'recipes' there & just choose one!!

 
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My mix,3ltr purified water,1ltr IPA,5mm rinse aid or fairy liquid,have been using this for > 20 years with no problems whatsoever and don't worry about the salt content as 5mm diluted in 4ltr will have no effect at all,I also make a 2ltr water and 1ltr IPA mix for really bad LP's if the above doesn't shift the crap.

 

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wetting agent is anything thats breaks the surface tension of the liquid, but photographic chemicals do a 'clean' safe wetting agent imaginatively called wetting agent. A drop of Fairy might be ok too esp if you're vacuum cleaning.If you were making up a litre, try 890ml distilled water, 100ml alcohol and about 10ml of wetting agent. Shaken, not stirred.
+1 :^

Thats what I use and never have any problems using dishwasher fluid either as the wetting agent

 

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