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Need advice on cleaning 78s

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My girlfriend and I recently came into a bunch of 78s, and I was wondering what methods some of you have found work best and recommend using to clean them.

Although I have a Nitty Gritty that I use (and love) for my LPs, I was looking for a cheaper, manual way of cleaning them. I know I can't use the LP cleaning formula on the 78s.

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I always used water--it works.

We didn't have air cannisters back in my 78 rpm days, but I imagine that would work well, too.

Edited by Christiern

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One note- DO NOT use alcohol or alcohol based cleaners on them. Many cleaners marketed for vinyl use alcohol. Don't use cleaners made for LPs on 78s.

I use a VPI machine, before that I just used distilled water and a (previously unused) toothbrush, which seemed to work fine.

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:excited: "My girlfriend and I recently came into a bunch of 78s, and I was wondering what methods some of you have found work best and recommend using to clean them." :excited:

I KEEP MY 78s NEXT TO MY BED TOO AND THIS HAS NEVER EVEN COME CLOSE TO HAPPENEING. WERE YOU IN SOME WHACKY POSITION OR SOMETHING

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I admire people who really get into their music :D

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God help me, I'm laughing... :wacko::g:P

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