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There is a shop in Peninsula Plaza several storeys up who sells LPs and also provide LP cleaning service at $2/

 

Used to make use og his cleaning service several years back. Nice gentleman.

 

Any one knows the shop name and tel number?

 

Thanks for any info.

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I managed to look up Zenn Audio nearer my place which provides cleaning vinyl tecords and I can wait instead of going back the following day to collect.

 

Maybe bros. here may want to make use of his service.

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Zenn (Gabriel) uses a self-made centrifugal force LP cleaning machine. All others use vacuum type. Does not matter which, as long as your records are cleaned to satisfaction. 

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Went there ths afternoon n had 15 pcs cleaned to my satisfation.

 

The demo room was playing an lp and the sound was staggering coming from an old and worn down Celestion SL6 powered by solid state Bryston through  his own designed Zenn tube pre-amp.

 

It was the sum being greater than the parts that I perceived.

 

Will visit him again for next batch of Lps when free.

 

Bros. here should try him for the servce and he carries a wide range of Lps.

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On 2/1/2021 at 8:38 AM, zephyr11 said:

can i ask how much is it to clean each piece? he's sort of near my place too. 

 

$2/-

 

Just sent 21 pcs this afternoon. Look for Gabriel.

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I've heard a lot of records' sound ruined by using the spinner in the wrong way.

 

Nearly every user i've observed while using it typically spin the record while pressing down the brush over the record surface.

This can have very detrimental effect on the sound afterwards.

 

I have the spinner myself. I highly recommend the spinner.

But I will never press down the brush over the record while it is being spun at high speed.

 

But those offering cleaning services with this spinner typically want to get rid of "noise" at any cost.

noise can be gone, but so will be the higher frequency extension due to the extreme amount of static generated from the rubbing action of the brush against the vinyl surfaces.

 

Buy the spinner and clean the records yourself at home!!!

Apply contact-less cleaning and drying.

 

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20 hours ago, jeromelang said:

I've heard a lot of records' sound ruined by using the spinner in the wrong way.

 

Nearly every user i've observed while using it typically spin the record while pressing down the brush over the record surface.

This can have very detrimental effect on the sound afterwards.

 

I have the spinner myself. I highly recommend the spinner.

But I will never press down the brush over the record while it is being spun at high speed.

 

But those offering cleaning services with this spinner typically want to get rid of "noise" at any cost.

noise can be gone, but so will be the higher frequency extension due to the extreme amount of static generated from the rubbing action of the brush against the vinyl surfaces.

 

Buy the spinner and clean the records yourself at home!!!

Apply contact-less cleaning and drying.

 

 

by The Spinner you mean this?

 

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On 1/30/2021 at 11:18 PM, benhu said:

Went there ths afternoon n had 15 pcs cleaned to my satisfation.

 

The demo room was playing an lp and the sound was staggering coming from an old and worn down Celestion SL6 powered by solid state Bryston through  his own designed Zenn tube pre-amp.

 

It was the sum being greater than the parts that I perceived.

 

Will visit him again for next batch of Lps when free.

 

Bros. here should try him for the servce and he carries a wide range of Lps.

If you buy any records from him, you can get them cleaned before taking them home for free too. You should have a listen to the huge Edgar horns at the demo room too.

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4 hours ago, zephyr11 said:

wah this like take up quite a bit of space. very challenging, in my already over crowded space. 

 

 

You don't leave this in the listening room anyway.

 

Any motor device near audio system can generate magnetic field interference affecting soundstaging and timbre characteristics. 

 

I see people put their RCM next to their turntable. That's a very stupid thing to do. 

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On related topic, what is the best way to deal with mould in SG climate?

 

cleaned records, although barely played since cleaning, now some have mould patches on them, and some others even though nothing visible, accumulate thick black junk on stylus after playing. So bad that you have to clean stylus after every couple of tracks.

 

Used to have open record shelf out in the room earlier...learnt the hard way...now moved shelf into a wardrobe with doors.

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8 hours ago, Wildrain said:

On related topic, what is the best way to deal with mould in SG climate?

 

cleaned records, although barely played since cleaning, now some have mould patches on them, and some others even though nothing visible, accumulate thick black junk on stylus after playing. So bad that you have to clean stylus after every couple of tracks.

 

Used to have open record shelf out in the room earlier...learnt the hard way...now moved shelf into a wardrobe with doors.

Try using paper sleeves.. paper sleeves can absorb a bit of moisture.. good for those with sweaty palms

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On 2/6/2021 at 12:30 PM, zephyr11 said:

wah this like take up quite a bit of space. very challenging, in my already over crowded space. 

 

I saw him cleaning it. Very easy and user friendly ( uncomplicated ) It is FUSS free and any novice will find it a breeze to clean. 

 

I have seen others; I think the Vacuum type, which once broken may not be easy to fix or costly to fix.

 

If I had many LPs in my collection this will be my FIRST choice. Just wonder how much it cost.

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On 2/7/2021 at 9:51 PM, BTW1624705745 said:

Try using paper sleeves.. paper sleeves can absorb a bit of moisture.. good for those with sweaty palms

Yes bro....tried with paper sleeves & also Mofi ones

Any brand/source to recommend?

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On 2/8/2021 at 6:57 AM, benhu said:

I saw him cleaning it. Very easy and user friendly ( uncomplicated ) It is FUSS free and any novice will find it a breeze to clean. 

 

I have seen others; I think the Vacuum type, which once broken may not be easy to fix or costly to fix.

 

If I had many LPs in my collection this will be my FIRST choice. Just wonder how much it cost.

You can check with Gabriel, he's selling I think  for 450 plus close to 500...
 

think, there's skill involved.... he's doing it effortlessly because of experience...when we've to do it, it wont be so easy i guess

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On 09/03/2021 at 1:45 PM, stvc said:

I actually order 1.. but I know nuts about LP cleaning ?.

Hi.. hv you got the product? I'm thought of getting one too.. just need more feedback before I commit. Thx.

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10 hours ago, sventan said:

Hi.. hv you got the product? I'm thought of getting one too.. just need more feedback before I commit. Thx.

No, suppose to deliver on Jun.

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Hi Folks,

On mold growing on your record after you have cleaned it before; I've learnt that residual cleaning fluid residue left on the record surface (even after you have vacuumed it) will encourage mold growth over time if record remains unplayed.  Just leave a bottle of cleaning fluid open to sunlight will have (algae) mold growing in it after about a month or so will prove the point.  So after you do a solution cleaning of your records do a rinse with plain water and play it (to throughly dry it out) before storing.   

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2 hours ago, HiFinutcase said:

Hi Folks,

On mold growing on your record after you have cleaned it before; I've learnt that residual cleaning fluid residue left on the record surface (even after you have vacuumed it) will encourage mold growth over time if record remains unplayed.  Just leave a bottle of cleaning fluid open to sunlight will have (algae) mold growing in it after about a month or so will prove the point.  So after you do a solution cleaning of your records do a rinse with plain water and play it (to throughly dry it out) before storing.   

 

Yes to mold with VPI and other brands of fluids. No with Mint and L'art du Son (these I have used, there may be others that do not grow mold). 

 

I think those commercial fluids that are meant for 1-step cleaning are better at suppressing mold than 2 step or 3-step fluids.

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18 hours ago, HiFinutcase said:

Hi Folks,

On mold growing on your record after you have cleaned it before; I've learnt that residual cleaning fluid residue left on the record surface (even after you have vacuumed it) will encourage mold growth over time if record remains unplayed.  Just leave a bottle of cleaning fluid open to sunlight will have (algae) mold growing in it after about a month or so will prove the point.  So after you do a solution cleaning of your records do a rinse with plain water and play it (to throughly dry it out) before storing.   

 

 

Funny that you mention this, i just took a record out yesterday, and saw some spots, wondering if it was mold, i remember i washed it and stored it. i use soap and water to wash though. i do leave them out to dry for an hour (30min each side, under the fan).

 

will try to wash it and see if it goes away. 

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What I do for cleaning. 

Really bad mold that looks like world map, I do 3 step cleaning. As well as replace the inner sleeves and sun the album cover. 3-step as in alcohol wash --> distilled water rinse --> cleaning fluid wash

Medium mold that looks like islands in the pacific ocean, I do a 1-step wash with good cleaning fluid. Replace the inner sleeve.

Light dirt is there is no mold on the surface, but hear pops and clicks while play. The stylus picks up a clump of dirt from the grooves. I do a 1-step wash with cleaning fluid.

All the above is done with a Nessie RCM

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22 hours ago, blue_starfish said:

What I do for cleaning. 

Really bad mold that looks like world map, I do 3 step cleaning. As well as replace the inner sleeves and sun the album cover. 3-step as in alcohol wash --> distilled water rinse --> cleaning fluid wash

Medium mold that looks like islands in the pacific ocean, I do a 1-step wash with good cleaning fluid. Replace the inner sleeve.

Light dirt is there is no mold on the surface, but hear pops and clicks while play. The stylus picks up a clump of dirt from the grooves. I do a 1-step wash with cleaning fluid.

All the above is done with a Nessie RCM

 

 

can share your cobo for alcohol wash? i don't have a machine to wash, so i only use soap and after that filtered/distilled water. 

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2 hours ago, zephyr11 said:

 

 

can share your cobo for alcohol wash? i don't have a machine to wash, so i only use soap and after that filtered/distilled water. 

I buy 70% isopropyl alcohol from Guardian. Then add 8 to 10 parts distilled water to it. I only use alcohol when the mold is very bad. Spray the alcohol over the entire surface. Let it stand for 2-3 mins, then rinse off thoroughly with distilled water or tap water and let dry. Only after this will I start regular cleaning cycle with commercial fluids.

 

The alcohol is only to kill mold spores so that the mold will not come back for a long time. Note that alcohol is damaging to records in high concentrations and make records sound bad. So use diluted alcohol only as a pre-wash when it is absolutely necessary.

 

You should send your favorite records for a paid machine wash after hand wash. Hand-washing only gets rid of surface dirt. The deep recesses of the grooves are still dirty until sucked or spun clean.  You know this is true when playing clean records still gets you a lot of dirt on the stylus.   

 

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sorry not sure whether this is the right thread to post, but can i ask whether scratches on the vinyl be fixed? I have a very heartpain accidental drop ?

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^^^^^^^^^^
 

i know the feeling, but sadly i know not of any way to fix a scratched record. 

 

hope you can find another copy of it. 

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I think getting a dehumidifier for use in the room where you keep your records would help a lot in preventing molds from growing on your vinyl records.

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22 hours ago, Chowbotak said:

I have a Degritter ultrasonic RCM. Hmm shd I offer cleaning services? ;D

 

 

if you do and are in the east, i would def patronize. ?

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Haha I live at the other end of the island. Anyway just kidding,  at times I'm too lazy to even use it for my own records ?

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Anyone can recommend a good wet record brush for applying the cleaning solution to RCM?  Thanks.

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