In my experience, the best drying cloth for vinyl is no drying cloth at all. If you wash vinyl with distilled water, you can just let it air dry.
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"In my experience, the best drying cloth for vinyl is no drying cloth at all. If you wash vinyl with distilled water, you can just let it air dry."
**I use either Audio Intelligent #6 one step, or on some, a combo of #6 and distilled water. I dry them VERY gently, while the VPI is spinning. Then of course, they are air dried in the drying rack. **
"I use one from Autozone for buffing treated with anti-static spray."
**Yes- STATIC. One of the few reasons I am running the VPI 16 sans Vacuum. The other is I do it at a time when I can't have the noise of the VPI.**
"Any type of cloth or contact risks pushing the any residue back into the record . Isn't that why we use a vacuum"
** This certainly makes sense, but the water is immediately absorbed with the linen/diaper like SC cloth. I'm certainly no guru on the subject, so I will seek out more advice on this. FWIW, I have been very pleased with the results using this process. Cheer -Don