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Offline Jagdpanzer

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For very dirty used vinyl or even new vinyl with chemicals, I prefer to handwash using tap water and a liquid detergent to scrub away the stubborn stain. I will use my ultrasonic cleaner for a second wash with deionised water after that.

I use Earth liquid detergent. Which "safe" detergent do you all use besides Mama lemon for handwash?

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 08:59 »

NTUC FairPrice Fruit & Vegetable Wash

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 11:28 »
Hi there

If it is indeed 'dirty used vinyl', before you do any scrubbing, it would be good if you rinse the LP under warm running spray to remove any abrasive particles; as these can act as scouring agent and scratch the surface of of the LP or worse, depending on the aggressiveness applied.

Mama lemon should be fine.

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2018, 13:51 »
Whilst taking into account the comment above re abrasive particles I don't think the make of detergent matters too much, just so long as it's a clear and non abrasive liquid. I would ,however, say that a distilled water wash/rinse is essential as a lot of "washing up liquid" is thickened with salt and that's not going to improve fidelity if it's left to dry on the vinyl. 

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 17:09 »
Hi there,

Tried to get distilled water from 7-eleven store recently.  They do not carry anymore.

Any idea where I can get hold of distilled water?

Thanks.

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 17:38 »
Hi there,

Tried to get distilled water from 7-eleven store recently.  They do not carry anymore.

Any idea where I can get hold of distilled water?

Thanks.

https://giantonline.com.sg/distilled-water-5171933


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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 17:56 »
BabyGanics Do not want to add fragrance which in turn add more formaldehyde to a already very dead wax.  ;D



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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 10:22 »
https://giantonline.com.sg/distilled-water-5171933
Thx.

Happen to check Fairprice Xpress. They carry there. For info as well.


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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 10:42 »
Order from RedMart distilled water and they send the whole carton (8 large bottles) to your house all for $5!!!.. Go to their website.

No need to huff and puff all the way back.

Hi there,

Tried to get distilled water from 7-eleven store recently.  They do not carry anymore.

Any idea where I can get hold of distilled water?

Thanks.

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 13:24 »
Is it necessary to wash brand new vinyls before playing first time?

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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2018, 13:55 »
Is it necessary to wash brand new vinyls before playing first time?

Depending  on who you are asking, there are releasing agent in the vinyl for easy separation between  vinyl and stamper but normally  I am too eager to a new vinyl to do what's right.


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Re: Which washing liquid do you use to wash very dirty vinyls
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 23:27 »
Depending  on who you are asking, there are releasing agent in the vinyl for easy separation between  vinyl and stamper but normally  I am too eager to a new vinyl to do what's right.

Same here...no patience to get it cleaned. No cleaner currently...so have to take it to a shop