How To Keep Your Vinyl Collection Clean On A Budget
Keeping your vinyl in good shape is essential. And it’s never been so easy to do.
There’s not much worse than putting on one of your your favorite records only to hear more dust than music. The problem is, of course, that battling off dusty vinyl seems to be an endless task: your collection is a breeding ground for all kinds of dust, dirt particles and debris. Not only does it ruin the listening experience, but because dirt can cause permanent damage to your records in the long run vinyl cleanliness and maintenance is a must.
Regular vinyl maintenance does require a bit of diligence, but luckily, we don’t all have to spend between $200 and $1000 for a heavy-duty record cleaning machine. As suggested by the Vinyl Cubes blog—a specially-designed vinyl storage system—there are a number of highly effective, budget alternatives that are easy on your workload and bank account.
So what to look for? Firstly, there is the good microfiber cloth option. The blog recommends a brand like 3M because they have fewer fibers that can dislodge and harm your records. Then there is the Decca Carbon Fiber fiberbrush. The brush tips can reach into the grooves to release particles, plus its anti-static feature will release unwanted debris clinging to your records. Finally, you can opt for the Zerostat anti-static gun, which will help remove static from new records caused by removing them from their sleeve for the first time.
These products in combination with HDPE (High-density polyethylene) lined sleeves will leave your records in perfect condition for the long-term. Check out the original post here.