Tagged: LP vinyl cleaning
November 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm #5152
There are a number of DIY cavitation ( ultrasonic) record cleaning systems out there for $ 400-600, that utilize relatively cheap chinese ultrasonic cleaning machines made for jewely , dental instruments, etc… + a motor and spindle to rotate ones records. Anyone interested in going in on something like this?
December 4, 2016 at 12:48 am #5191
I’ve recently investigated ultra-sound cleaning of LPs. After reading lots of forum discussions, I was leaning on buying a 80 kHz ultrasound cleaner and a 3-LPs spinner. But with this combination, I still need to deal with drying issue. Based on my research, a liquid/vacuum cleaner such as the VPI ($1500 I think) would work well with above ultrasound-spinner combo. The vacuum unit is mainly to let you apply one final spray of distilled water on the ultrasound-cleaned records, and suck up liquid and dry the records, in case that you may use more than just distilled water in the ultrasound cleaning tank.
My friend who lives near me has the VPI cleaner, so I thought that I could buy the ultrasound + spinner combo, and borrow his VPI to complete the cleaning set.
December 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm #5245
I have a VPI 16.5 cleaner as well. If you get the ultrasonic I’d be happy to bring my VPI over.
December 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm #5276
I love the idea of a DIY ultrasonic record cleaner, but what would make this even better is if this were a SFAS sponsored DIY project (SFAS leadership, are you listening?).
A simple to use, but robust design with a separate dryer to speed the process would be ideal. Once completed, the cleaner/dryer unit could be loaned out SFAS members as an added member benefit.
Sounds like a win-win for everyone, if you ask me.
- This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by jazzfan.
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