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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2021, 08:28:26 PM »
One of the ways to rescue good vinyl (not regrind) is to use Elmer's white glue or other PVA white glue, not aliphatic resin.  Spread it on the exposed vinyl, not the label obviously, in a thin layer, let it dry and peel it off of the vinyl.  It gets EVERYTHING out of the grooves.  Try it on an expendable album first just to make sure the glue formula hasn't changed over the years.  Back in the day I cleaned all of the records we used to take up into the mountains and played on a battery powered record player and got rid of 90% (at least) of the pops and clicks.  Getting the thickness of the glue layer right is the hardest part.  Too thin doesn't work well.
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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2021, 07:12:36 AM »
One of the ways to rescue good vinyl (not regrind) is to use Elmer's white glue or other PVA white glue, not aliphatic resin.  Spread it on the exposed vinyl, not the label obviously, in a thin layer, let it dry and peel it off of the vinyl.  It gets EVERYTHING out of the grooves.  Try it on an expendable album first just to make sure the glue formula hasn't changed over the years.  Back in the day I cleaned all of the records we used to take up into the mountains and played on a battery powered record player and got rid of 90% (at least) of the pops and clicks.  Getting the thickness of the glue layer right is the hardest part.  Too thin doesn't work well.
I think this is a winner.  Many of the records I cleaned for my friend were still in jackets- cemented to the records.  Even so, they were still full of silt. Pre-cleaning, vacuum cleaning, and finally ultrasonic cleaning still got spotty results.  I don't doubt that even using a soft bristle brush with soap may have caused more damage... so I like the glue idea for your more valuable or hard to find vinyl. 
I wonder if thinning the glue a bit would help it to flow into the grooves more completely??
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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2021, 08:08:05 AM »
Thanks for the tips Men. Elmers eh !

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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2021, 09:19:14 AM »
Yes, Ive heard about the Elmers glue method a few years ago. Never got around to trying it. I looked at a few videos on YouTube just now and picked this one to give you an idea how of one way of doing it. Hope you can save some of those, Charles.

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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2021, 09:52:45 AM »
  Me as well Nick. Our biggest problem is finding Labor to remove the damaged items. Restoration and Construction Companies are busy with labor shortages as well. If I lived near the Texas border would not be an issue. :duh :thumb: :rofl:

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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2021, 08:55:29 AM »
  PRAYERS WORKED. Thanks Guys.

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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2021, 09:39:36 AM »
  PRAYERS WORKED. Thanks Guys.

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Re: Pray for Rollo
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 04:09:51 PM »
Have hope , stay strong , one day at a time, hang in there,charles