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Thread #159142   Message #3769306
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
30-Jan-16 - 08:05 AM
Thread Name: Record remains misty after cleaning?
Subject: RE: Record remains misty after cleaning?
78rpm records are where we get the term "wax" from. It's a shellac compound (from Kerria lacca.) They used pvc Vinylite® for a while during WWII rationing but otherwise it was dried bug juice and carbon black.

They clean up pretty much like vinyl just don't get them too wet and do dry thoroughly. For really stubborn cases you could go with the wood glue method but I'd practice on some dollar bin stuff first.

One thing that will make any record misty (blush) is poorly made pvc sleeves, liners, bags &c. Quite often it is only one side and cleaning can aggravate it but one usually notices something beforehand.