How do you clean your records?


Hey everyone,
I am a younger audiophile and have recently just purchased my first analog rig (vinyl supplied from my relatives unused collections). I was just wondering a cheap way to clean records. I only purchased a Music Hall MMF-2, so I feel that something like a record cleaning machine would be ridiculous. Someone suggested windex and a paper towel, but I don't want to ruin my small record collection in hopes that one day a better turntable might come. Thanks for the help.
smjason
Where do you get Gruv-Glide?
Dear JCaudio
Go to the website www.gruvglide.com. They list several well regarded vendors as well as factory direct info. I usually buy mine from Elusive Disc, Music Direct, or Needle Doctor depending on what else I'm buying. They usually give you a slightly lower price than some of the high end shops.

It's great stuff. You can also access it from the manufacturers index right here on Audiogon, under G.

Best Regards & Happy Listening
Get the disc doctor cleaning system and DON'T USE WINDEX!
Don't waste your money on a vacuum cleaning system.

Goto Home Depot and pick up a small $30.00 wet/dry vac.
Get some of those large round cotton face pads women use to remove make up and tape one tightly around the opening of the wet/dry vacs' hose. Just make sure the tape is wrapped around the sides of the hose and does not in any way get near the mouth.

Poke a slit through the center of the pad with a sharp pointed kitchen knife. You can use your finger to carefully enlarge the hole from the center.

Now you can clean and rinse the records with the Disc Doctor system and use the shop vac to remove all the waste water. Just be sure to check the pad for edge wear and replace it with a fresh one as needed.