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Some records have stuff caked on there from years of improper storage.

Fortunately, I never had records that were quite that ba! Although I would expect a Monks to work its way through something like that, I would be inclined to give the record a quick hand clean followed by the RCM to do the job properly.

Thinking about the original question, it should be stressed that it is perfectly possible to clean records manually and to the same degree as a machine, it just takes a lot more effort and is a lot slower. So, it rather depends on how many records are involved, before spending a lot of money on something that will not pay for itself.

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Do any of these machines really get the tough dirt cleaned up, or is it assumed you have to clean those off by hand?


Spin-Clean actually submerges the grooves into a tank of water/cleaning fluid, so it will clean whatever you can throw at it.

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I agree with Rafter.
I use the Spin-Clean (different brand) tank of cleaning fluid method. Last year while cleaning a particularly dirty record I was interrupted on phone so would give the record a 1/4 turn every couple of minutes.
The result of this extra soak was amazing so I now do it regularly. I have a second tank/trough with distilled water for a rinse.
Always put dry record into new sleeve. Not much point slipping clean shiny record into filthy old sleeve.

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Not much point slipping clean shiny record into filthy old sleeve.


Yes indeed - should've mentioned that myself.

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Personally I too use the Spin-Clean system. It works absolutely great and doesn't come with a price tag like the vacuum cleaners. I' e been using it for a little better than a year and I highly recommend it.
 
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I've never used to Spin-Clean,it's affordable. If I had more $$$$ I'd buy a VPI record cleaning machine.
 
   
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Stonewall wrote:
I've never used to Spin-Clean,it's affordable. If I had more $$$$ I'd buy a VPI record cleaning machine.


As I have stated in the past, I had a VPI 16.5 for years and once I tried the Spin-Clean, I immediately sold the VPI.

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I know VPI is going to be at the NY Audio Show in a few weeks; I'm hoping they bring an RCM, 'cause if they do, I'm going to ask for a demo of how to properly use the damn machine, right from the horses' mouths

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After reading these posts, I think I'm gonna take the plunge and get the Spin Clean machine.

Amazon has 'em for around 80 bucks. Is that the best price, or is there a better place to buy one?
 
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