How to remove crackles from a badly used vinyl with WD-40? 如何除去舊唱片的【炒豆聲】?

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Analog Planet : Do not do this.

HOUSEWARMING : The effect of the WD40 is, as you noted in the description, mainly caused by the fluids in the chemical. You will have the same effect when playing a record wet with distilled water. The fluid is removing static from the record but since you add a whole lot of other substances with WD40 into grooves, you'll cause a loss of frequencies or high-end detail. Wouldn't recommend the WD40 approach, you probably don't damage the record per se but you are just cheating your way out of a deep clean process. Also using a detergenent adds substances into the grooves, which in essence isn't right. The only way to deep clean a record is by using anti static tools and double-distilled water or a record vacuum cleaner (both for the best effect).


barry logan : WD 40 is fish oil based and will attract dust and grime which will accumulate on the record surface even after washing. Please, guys, use some good quality cleaning fluid or, Isopropyl alcohol mixed with deionized water, spray bottle and good quality micro fiber cloths.

Harm van den Heurik : The first time i saw this video i laughed my ###># off. But i have a record which skipped in the beginning. I cleaned it with official vinyl cleaner but thay didn't help. After i cleaned it with WD40 (i had nothing to lose) the skip was gone. I will update after a while and let everybody know if the WD40 destroyed my record. For now it still sounds good.

kirk olrech : Everybody knows to use Gasoline & a wire brush then wipe it down with a slice of Boards Head Turkey.

david hatred : i think i'm gonna suprise my dad and give his original pressings a quick clean!!

Mong man : I use Vaseline on my records followed by some ky jelly on the spindle hole! Mmmmmm!

Rockin Atheist : Lot of know-it-all critics here but to my ears, his system worked. As for long term effects - who knows?

Luke Sciom : Wow, No just No. Spin clean with a good quality cleaner and distilled water and dry with Microfiber cloth.

planetcheck : This is a prank video. No one in their right mind would do this to a helpless vinyl record...LOL

Jerrysteelfox2006 : WD 40 will damage the vinyl. It contains petroleum distillates which is flammable. The record was still noisy after all that crap he did to it. Don't even try this at home.

ThRaSh-It-OuT [REACTIONS] : Hipsters kids millenials don't even know we used to beat bend handle vinyl like it was a ps4 controller back in the day vinyl is very delicate but again very tough. All this fancy stuff you buy is just commercialism bs companies make up lies to get you the dumb consumer to buy their ridiculous products to (keep your vinyl safe) ha ha ha !

s4ffcl : I agree: Do not do this! Using tap water will leave chalk in the grooves, handling the record like this will do serious damage to certain labels and using WD-40 feels like a super bad idea, just as using alcohol: Short term positive effect, long term damage to grooves and needle due to goo developing. So bad … Use a water sprayer with DISTILLED WATER, FINE FIBRE CLOTH and a maximum of 2 drips of regular soap. That’s the only DIY way I know of that is super effective and non-destructive.

wallyitcom : Everyone here seems to have the same viewpoint. However this gentleman is really on to something. First, Wd-40 is petroleum oil based and contains no solvents just like vinyl. It will in NO Way harm the record. The label is another story as the adhesive may dissolve from the WD-40. What make this a excellent method for cleaning that other cleaning solutions lack is a lubricant. The stylus will move much smoother with a lubricant. The dirt, grime and imperfections ( minor scratches, etc) all obstruct the stylus from gliding ( the stylus need to glide) smoothly. Even vinyl itself is bit of a grippy surface that prevents the needle from moving perfectly smooth. The Wd-40 allows the groves to move the stylus easily, with all the other artifacts on the surface having less of an effect on the music. Also, don't be stupid enough to compare water to WD-40. Try to clean a delicate lock with water and see the results. Also, for those of you afraid to try this. The cartridge will not get harmed by WD-40 The viscosity is very low and is harmless. Water and cleaning solutions is another issue, these will leave build up on the stylus and record grooves. Wd-40 is excellent at removing detergent build up. Anyone who has used this a lot know what I'm saying. PS. I did try this method of cleaning a record, and I was amazed at how well it worked. Much better than my $600 record machine. SERIOUSLY!!!!

abe durant : How not to clean and hold a record the way he was holding the record it bent so much I'm surprised he did not snap it in half and getting the label wet not good

Toothmother : I sm not sure what the hell to think!

Rodov1968 : They are not 'vinyls' they are records. Same as a fork is not a 'stainless steel' and you don't eat food off of a 'ceramic'. Things are not just named after the stuff that they are made of. You go to a restaurant for a steak, you do not go there for a 'meat'. Drinking from a glass is an exception, though.

Howard Boss : Being a belt and braces type, I clean the vinyl first with lukewarm soapy water, then spray WD40 onto the vinyl and wipe it off with a cloth. Some folk say never put oil on vinyl and they are right when the oil is a petroleum based one. The oil in WD40 is fish oil and is not harmful to the vinyl. The last step of the cleaning process is to apply a thick layer of wood glue and push it into the groove with an old credit/bank card or business card. Leave it to fully dry for 48 hours and then peel the dried glue off. I say thick layer as that peels off in one and a lot easier than a thin layer. The glue brings out any left over dust, the WD40 residue and somehow (I don't know how) it also removes any static from the vinyl.

Dre Munoz : I have to admit I was real skeptical but the test after the wd-40 was impressive. The difference in sound was obvious.

nwjazz : I have never liked the sound of CDs so I tried this method of cleaning on one of them but added a final step. After applying the WD-40 I touched a lit match to the surface a voila! No more compressed, information-lost, terrible sounding CD.

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs : Oh my GOODNESS NO! I hope I never buy any records from this dude!! (Rem and now inspect that record under a lamp light???)

Τιμ PApas : nice suit!

Giacomo Bachiddu : and what about the label after you wash the vinyl.....ahhahahah

Henry Craig : Oh my god he's a plinker, don't do what he says, it will ruin your vinyl

TheAndy1268 : Good grief... might as well put 'em in da dishwasher. NEVER do this, folks!

B K : If this doesn't work, try a little Ajax.

djwindhoek : I gave the WD40 treatment method a go this morning and just like in the video, the crackle went from medium to practically zero with just the occasional, light click here and there remaining. Here's what I did: 1. clean record on Loricaraft RCM 2. play to assess crackle 3. apply WD40 to cloth and wipe record 4. wipe record dry with a different part of same cloth (I didn't have cotton pads) 5. clean record again on RCM 6. play record to reassess crackle There's no doubt about it, the WT method (WD40 treatment method) practically eliminates crackle as indicated in the video and as also mentioned, the crackle is still gone even after further cleaning! So in the short-term at the least, it works. Whether there are any long-term negatives, well it's too soon to say. But nonetheless, thanks to our man in the video for sharing with us a way to get rid of crackle ;) Fwiw, the record I used had been cleaned countless times on my RCM as I use it to soak my spreader with a preparatory clean as it were before cleaning the actual record(s) I mean to clean, so it's safe to say the RCM had no effect on the near elimination of crackle. DJ

wii1245 : At least he handles it with respect by holding it by the edges .

Richard Knights : Just a question, as I have always thought a lubrcant of some kind would help reduce wear on a vinyl record, which, face it, it the number one factor in reducing the sound quality of vinyl, but was aware of the potential damage that could be caused by heavy oils (WD-40? Nope.) But has anyone here tried lighter or non oil based lubricants? (PS I'm reading Amonia and Windex? I am as frightened as i was the first time I saw The Exorcist!

james curtis : If i need my vinyls cleaned i use automotive grease -- get my grease gun 4 pulls on one side smear around with some fine steel wool and good to go-- use my steam powered pressure washer to clean off

Litos 1 : Sure, and while your add it spray a bit of concrete powder with water and mix it well, this guy doesn’t know what he’s doing, please do not do this to your LPs

Blarney Server : Dude is rough with his stuff.

Louis In Name Only : Works best with yellow outfit, harder rock requires black, grunge plaid, and P!nk only when wearing pink. Who tried this with a problem? Or is it OK 👍 years later. Thanks and laters.

fwnfaa : is he crazy water and brush you will get more crackles it sounds more bad after cleaning never use water and brushes on records only special soft cloths crazy crazy crazy

aoxilus : Excellent video, I guess we have many dislikes from companies that sell expensive stuff for vinyls and hipsters

William Calabrese : Excellent! Works great

Christopher Ward : Hard water will leave crystals of salts in the grooves. The playing after the wash indicated that the dirt remained in the grooves. The sponge will mechanically wash the high points of the surface but leave the material in the groove where the stylus tracks the groove. The wetting was too short and not designed to create a force that would cause removal of dirt. We need to consider what the dirt is made of. We need to consider the problem of reaching the dirt and affecting it in a way that cause it to become free to leave the groove. The WD40 will contain solvents, detergents and mineral oil. We could hear a combination of the stylus mistracking as the oil lifted the stylus away from the vinyl and the sound of the stylus collecting up a greasy blob of dirt like a badly designed plough. I would suggest that new problems will arise including solvent damage to the vinyl and damage to the adhesive holding the stylus in. I don’t feel that this cleaning strategy solves as many problems as it creates.

Tony Davis : A brush? kidding?`ll permantly mark or scratch it!

Απόλλων Θηρευτής : Be sure that, after a while you will be looking to find where the needle went...

TR6vs911 : Well as most of you on here dont know what your talking about this probably does work number one WD-40 in the true sense is not a lubricant it stands for water displacement it does contain a form of mineral spirits its a very mild lubricant. its not a substitute for a lubricant such as oil or grease. so as in working I would say it does a allright job do your own research try it on a single old record look it up find out for yourself quit babbling on nonsense as for as catching on fire not going to happen LoL

keyi breand : water still running in the back

Joey Alba : If WD40 really removes the crackle, I would do the reverse. WD40 first then wash it with dish washing soap to remove the grease off.

schroedzilla : I wish I would have know this in kindergarten (1970). I took all my brothers 45 records and put them in the bathtub with bubble bath to clean them. It was his Beatles 45 collection. No kidding.

Tazz Houghton : O my Lord 🙏

edd bayes : Ive clean some rough records over the last 50 years, and so long as the sound is better, then I feel successful. I even cleaned 78 s with Ajax, lukewarm water, clean wet sponge and litehanded. It worked for me and I’m still enjoying the recording. Use your own judgement when cleaning your prized recordings.

Gordon Reiher : He lost me at tap water.

Philip Ciulla : I don't see a problem with this, it's only Linda Ronstadt!

Rodrigo Andrés Martín Guzmán : I've changed the WD-40 for silicone lubricant and it works perfectly

Michael Brown : It really works. Plain and simple.. it works..