The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159142   Message #3769281
Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Jan-16 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Record remains misty after cleaning?
Subject: RE: Record remains misty after cleaning?
If you rinse a record with ordinary tap water, the residual water that you can't blot up will eventually evaporate from the grooves, leaving behind tiny crystals of the minerals that all tap water contains. Not good. When I tried this years ago I ended up with the crackliest records ever known. You could try deionised water I suppose for the final rinse. Your towel had better be soft and lint-free too. At the end of the day, you want the records to sound good irrespective of appearance (unless you're selling them, of course!)