Okay, so you’ve already heard how obsessed we are with the Nitty Gritty as we put on our apron, sewed a bunch of curtain clothes for children and sung its praises at the top of our lungs in the Alps in our last post.
So now we’re bringing you a little DIY project, if you’re feeling crafty and want some solid record cleaning solution that you can make yourself for cheap!
Tip: You’ll want to find a good record-cleaning brush to use if you plan on cleaning or spot-treating any records by hand.
Warnings that should be obvious but prevent you from suing us: There are toxic chemicals involved in this project. Do not under any circumstances drink the stuff you’re making (would anyone actually do that? It smells like someone pickled a library book from 1759), and always use safety precautions while you use and make it – protect your eyes, don’t huff it, make sure you label the container so you don’t accidentally pour it on your cereal, etc. etc.
=With that said, the recipe a la ‘Flea is as follows:
- 100ml 99% isopropyl alcohol
- 400ml distilled water
- 2-3 drops dawn dish soap
Mix these ingredients together, given it a good ‘ol stir, and store it in something like a plastic Poland Spring container.
Don’t want to make a mess or risk it with a home-brew? You can find professional-grade record cleaning solution from a number of suppliers, including Nitty Gritty, VPI, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Super Record Wash