Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!


Last night i was listening to a superb original RCA white dog pressing of Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte ( if you can source this, i highly recommend it!) 
I noticed that all of my prior LP's were exhibiting considerable static attraction to my felt mat on my LP12. Not this one!!! How come, since the LP was played at the same time as the others, in the same system, the same room temperature etc.?? I noticed on the cover of the album the following large sticker: Miracle Surface, This record contains the revolutionary new antistatic ingredient, 317X, which helps keep the record dust free, helps prevent surface noise, helps insure faithful sound reproduction on Living Stereo.  

Whatever this additive is that was put on this album back in 1959 sure works well!! Anyone know what 317X is?? Why are we NOT using this stuff today??
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@mijostyn  No record of mine is ever going near Brake cleaning fluid, just like no record of mine is going in a plastic inner sleeve, they only go into rice paper sleeves. YMMV
Following on from my comment yesterday (08-Dec), it dawns on me that you could achieve a static drain connection to some bearings with adhesive backed shielding tape - the material I referenced earlier.

The adhesive is conductive, and you can solder to the foil.
Depending on the construction of your turntable bearing, you could solder a ground wire to the foil, then peel the backing off and affix it to the bearing.

It might take some fiddling, and obviously won’t work in all situations, but it’s something that might work for you.

I just finished a roll of this, and it works as advertised: https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/shielding/conductive-copper-tape.html

I recently picked up a roll of this, but haven’t used it yet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C6YLNYL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

... Thom @ Galibier Design
This conversation inspired me to document how to work with the shielding tape.  Check this blog post if you're interested:  https://galibierdesign.com/dont-give-me-no-static/

... Thom @ Galibier Design
daveyf, ok rice paper sleeves. I get the MoFi ones whatever they are. As long as they don't donate electrons you are in business.

You are so Victorian. What is so precious about a record (screams of agony) Take a piece of PVC pipe and throw it in a pot of Brake cleaning fluid. Let it sit there for a year. What happens? Absolutely nothing. Records are the same stuff (with a few different minor ingredients). You use "Last"? It is brake cleaning fluid. Same stuff is used for cleaning electronic parts. It is very inert but is a great solvent for non polar substances. It also has a very high vapor pressure and makes an excellent refrigerant. It is running around your car in rubber hoses heated to in excess of 200 degrees F. You are making an assumption (Brake cleaning fluid is bad for records) which is totally false and may be the exact opposite. This is the way myths get started. I greatly prefer observable reality when available. 
mijostyn
Wow, cleeds, sir what planet are you living on.
Ignorance and snark are a bad combination, @mijostyn, and it didn’t turn out well for you last time you tried to engage me as your foil. I’ve already answered all of your questions about record cleaning, both on this thread and others, so please feel free to review them at your leisure.