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We All Love Ennio Morricone. Never place or pick up a vinyl record as the turntable platter is spinning. This will quickly scratch the underside of a record. Always wait for the platter to come to a complete stop before doing anything with the record. If your turntable platter uses a rubber or felt mat then make sure it is clean before placing a record on top of it first. Don't mar that beautiful album cover art with tape Can I use masking tape or Scotch tape to fix record jackets?
Refrain from using Scotch tape or packaging tape to fix a record cover that is splitting or tearing. It will completely destroy the cover. As the cellophane tape ages, it becomes brittle, yellows, and will ooze adhesive making things worse than before. Best to place the record jacket in a poly outer sleeve and place the record in its inner sleeve behind it or place the record in its inner sleeve inside a generic cardboard record jacket and save the original jacket for safekeeping.
Do you know which sleeves are right for your vinyl records? Generic replacement record jackets are great for replacing water-damaged, lost or torn jackets. Never leave your records out of their sleeves longer than necessary How long can I keep my records outside of their packaging?
Bring the best of '80s pop culture to life this Halloween season with these gre…. Time once again to explore '80s music and how it's been remade over the years. Simply Red "Sunrise" - This song is the primary reason behind writing this article. The paint is not brittle enough to scrape away wit a scalpel blade, and Ronsonol, isopropyl alcohol, mild detergent and distilled water all failed to remove the paint.
Thanks in advance to anybody who has any ideas on this! I use vodka to moisten papertowel and wipe album covers as a very basic cleaning to get all the thriftstore goodness off. My hands always end up filthy from sifting through old albums and a little vodka wipe brings a nice clean surface. It has been so kind to cleaning my record covers and discs up to beyond expectations. I have mentioned it to others, and on some other boards, and have had some curious response.
Keep up the great website. It came out by itself in the corners the glue is dry and toasty , but the center area still bound to the cover. Then… lay your cover down like you were ready to make love to it but instead making love to it, turn your blower on and aim it at the label you want to remove. While heating the label… this will soften the glue and make easier separation, with your fingernail, OUCH!
With a little practice you will have it mastered. I am so very happy to have found you. These tips are going to be so helpful. These are albums from the Sixties and Seventies. Thank you. I do not care about the paste over, just the butcher cover photo underneath. A lot of sites say use a dry erase marker. Now that is fine, and I know what they are, but all the ones I have seen are colored.
Is there a specific marker to look for? I went to Office Depot, and they have kits, but all are colored markers. Any help is appreciated. Use a dry erase marker to remove black marks. So what color should I try to get rid of Black? Could YOU Please specify what you are talking about. It seems to me you would would want a clear one. Thanks, Victor. In my absence, a cat used some my records as a scratching post.
The spines are trashed. They are ripped and ragged. I have some ideas about repair. Whiping it clean and then taping it using acid free tape.
The titles on the spines are lost anyway. It seems all I can do. Some stickers can be removed by rubbing them with olive oil and then wait a few days. Hi ,, I am dry cleaner by trade and also collect vinyl.. I do recommend you go over it qickly with a damp cloth afterwards and then dry it with a white towel..
I also use Q-Tips and cotton balls — light pressure — with a dab of tooth paste! Oxi-Clean diluted works wonderfully too. Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas to one and all!
Sooo… what is it? Can the paste over be removed. I think his email address is bjw66 hotmail. It will cost you but it will look awesome. Never attempt to peel it yourself. You will screw it up. Also,these days,unpeeled butchers are getting harder and harder to find because everyone wants to have them peeled. Eventually unpeeled ones will be worth more than peeled ones. Is this aok? I remove the thin plastic wrap because I thought the temperature changes could create moisture build-up?
Using a Q-Tip and a saturated solution of Oxy-Clean, I was able to bleach out the foxing in the white edge area on my Butcher cover. The result is beautiful. Be careful not to saturate the cover to prevent delamination of the cardboard. A lightly moist Q-Tip should work fine.
Several light applications may be needed. Test on a very small area first! I have got a Beatles white album cover, on the front cover some one has used it as a leaning board while drawing.
Try using a piece of white chalk — sideways — and go lightly from side to side… I get good results this way. That was a good day. Any solutions for getting rid of ring wear? Hi is there anywhere i can send a record cover for someone to restore? I would be over the moon if someone could give me details, if such a person or bussiness exists, cheers all.
Thanks Eric. I have a qwuestion. A while back some records were damaged in my storage unit. They were in wooden fruit crates and the lower crate was exposed to about 7 to 8 inches of water.
A fair anount are stuck together due to the water and I am afraid to cause any further damage. I have lifted the crate to a higher position and the jacets have since dried out but now the paper has bonded with most due to the dampness. I thought about creating like a warm vapor of water that might help loosen the jackets like a sauna but this may worsen the situation.
Is there anything that can be done. Thank you! This is great information to have. I am often trying different ways of restoring covers so I can sell them on Ebay. I also found that paint pens work to fill in scratches.
Just dab a little and rub it in with your finger. Then wipe off the extra. Same principle with touching up scractches in car paint. The back is black, and if you hold it up to the light at an angle you can see rub wear, where the ink has been rubbed off somehow.
Does anyone know how this can be restored? Possibly with ink? If so how would this be applied? Hi, great site! I am here trying to find out how to remove nicotine stains from covers. Could someone please tell me what to do? Sometimes the previous owner was a smoker, although the album is mint so I buy it.
Bumped into your website and thought you or your forum readers could help me. My wife and I recently had a flood in our basement. A number of record album covers suffered water damage. The LPs, themselves, appear to be OK thankfully.
But some are, unfortunately, beyond repair. Do you sell, or know of someone a website who does sell, album covers? We hope to replace at least some of the covers, if at all possible. Thanks in advance for any help anyone here is able to provide. It also removes much of the soiling that can build up on the cover.
It will also remove some light adhesives. Lighter fluid works better for removing stronger adhesives or stickers 2 You can refurbish the white wear areas that occur on the edges or corners of the cover with Crayons or Sharpies. Just make sure you match the colors closely. Sharpies are permanent, Crayons are more forgiving. I have an white CTI album cover with what looks like coffee stains on it.
For one of the records I recently bought, I can see that someone has laminated the front cover. I like this idea as it makes the cover look shiny and protected without having to store it in a loose mylar cover.
If I laminated all my front covers I could have immediate access to holding and handling all my records. Does anyone know about how to laminate record covers and if there is any downside?
I am thinking is must be a laser or a low temp plasma cutter. One thing I would like to contribute, is my method for preventing records from developing that Musty smell in storage. I place several scented clothes dryer sheets in the bottom of every box of records I have. Hi, I have a masters in historic preservation, and have collected for 30 years.
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