steam cleaning records

awkwardbydesign

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I just watched a video on youtube of someone using a hand held steam cleaner to clean vinyl. has anyone tried this.
Yes.

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Find out the boiling point of water, find out the melting point of vinyl, then you might find out what a bad idea this could be.

 

rod

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I just watched a video on youtube of someone using a hand held steam cleaner to clean vinyl. has anyone tried this.
Was it the Michael Fremer one?

 

AGrail

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[video=youtube;d6OjtKUZ048]

The steam method effects my sphincter.... at 1m 10sec the record starts to buckle under the heat. The filmmaker suggests the buckle drops out as the steam gets towards the label (My second concern, damaging the label with steam) Conversely I have heard several people extoll the virtues of steam. I may try it on some shitty records to see what happens

 

JVS

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I have the same steamer that Michael Fremer uses in the clip. Excellent unit for only £14.49 with loads of tools and free postage!

See it here.

 

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