Best Way To Clean Vinyl Records
2. Remove the supplied drying cloths, rollers, and cleaning solution.
3. PRE-WASH the drying cloths in your washing machine prior to using them. Pre-washing the cloths will make them fluffy and more absorbent for drying your records.
If washing other clothes with the drying cloths, wash ONLY with whites, detergent, and bleach
DO NOT USE ANY fabric softener or dryer sheets
Cloths are REUSABLE - re-wash as necessary
4. Remove the rollers from the supplied package. Insert the rollers into one of the three roller positions. See below:
ROLLER POSITION: Outside - RECORD TYPE: 33 rpm (LP) - DISTANCE: 12"
ROLLER POSITION: Center - RECORD TYPE: 78 rpm - DISTANCE: 10"
ROLLER POSITION: Inside - RECORD TYPE: 45 rpm - DISTANCE: 7"
5. Fill the SPIN-CLEAN® RECORD WASHER MKII with distilled water to the indicator line on the inner side-wall of the basin. You can use tap water if distilled water is not available.
6. Pour Washer Fluid MKII directly over the top of the inserted brushes in the wash basin - using the amounts listed in the following:
WASHER FLUID MKII - 4 oz. CAPFULS - 3
WASHER FLUID MKII - 8 oz. - CAPFULS - 1
WASHER FLUID MKII - 16 oz. - CAPFULS - 1
WASHER FLUID MKII - 32 oz. - CAPFULS - 1
The Washer Fluid MKII encapsulates the dirt and forces it to the bottom of the basin, preventing it from being re-deposited onto the record. The bright yellow color of the SPIN-CLEAN® Record Washer MKII allows you to easily see the dirt collecting at the bottom when you are done cleaning.
Each time you prepare the unit for a cleaning session, the bath will clean 20-50 records. The actual number of records will vary depending on how dirty your records are.
7. Insert your record into the SPIN-CLEAN® Record Washer System MKII.
8. Rotate the record CLOCKWISE three times and then COUNTER CLOCKWISE three times.
9. Carefully remove and wipe the record with the pre-washed reusable drying towel in a CLOCKWISE CIRCULAR MOTION.
10. Once dry, your record is ready to be played or returned to its sleeve.
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED CLEANING YOUR RECORDS,
11. Remove the brushes from the basin, rinsing THOROUGHLY with warm water, press out any excess liquid, and let them AIR DRY on top of the unit. We DO NOT RECOMMEND leaving brushes in the unit filled with solution unless you are washing records.
We recommend a "cleaning session" where you set aside a period of time and clean as many records from a single basin filling. If you choose to fill the unit and only clean a few records, you can save the solution in the basin with the lid on for up to ONE WEEK - but you MUST remove the brushes, rinse thoroughly with warm water, press out any excess liquid, and permit them to AIR DRY - only returning the brushes to the basin in the solution when you are ready to clean records again.
12. If you are NOT saving the washer fluid solution to use again, remove the brushes, thoroughly rinse with warm water and press out excess liquid and let the brushes to AIR DRY on top of the unit.
13. Discard solution and thoroughly rinse basin and rollers with warm water.
14. Once all components are dry, place clean rollers and brushes back into the unit which is now ready for your next cleaning session.