KNOSTI DOUBLE BATH METHOD
2 x KNOSTI Disco-Antistat RCM used a PRE-WASH with Cleaning Fluid + RINSE with Distilled Water
100 x 12" LP White Anti-Static Inner Sleeve Polylined
100 x 12" LP Outer Sleeve Heavy 400g Polythene
1 x One Litre Bottle of Distilled Water
A Clean Record Is A Happy Record
To achieve the best clean possible from these machines 2 are needed. ( Double Bath Method )
1 machine to Clean the records and another machine to Rinse them.
The first machine is filled with LP cleaning fluid ( Supplied ) and a 2nd machine filled with 1 Litre Distilled Water ( Supplied ) .
Clean your LP as you nomally would using the instructions supplied in the standard Knosti kit, then leave the record clamp on and rinse the LP in the 2nd kit and remove the clamp and leave to dry in the supplied drying rack.
A superb budget solution for cleaning and keeping your precious vinyl in tip top condition.
It took me a little while to find the best way to do it, but once I was going it turned out to work very well indeed. You simply put the wheel on the record and then first put it in the bath with the real Antistat, rotate it a few times, and then let it drain a bit and put it in the water bath.
Rotate it in the second bath for a few times too, and you're finished. The record can now be put in the draining rack as normal. The Disco Antistat solution can be filtered and re-used, but the de-ionised water should be disposed of after a single session, obviously, as the whole point of this rinsing is to use clean water so that the record will dry up without any dirt or residue.
The whole process takes a little longer per record, but as you now have two draining stands this means that you can do 16 records in one session. This normally takes me about 50 minutes, so it isn't too bad, actually. And the records come out clean, very clean. I started with some dirty record, some that had been treated with Disco Antistat a long time ago, and some that were clean but never treated. In all cases the results were excellent.
The two-bath Disco Antistat method is a total success, as far as I'm concerned. I've already treated more than a hundred records with it, and the rest of my collection will most certainly follow. I don't know how this system compares with real record cleaning machines, but I cannot really imagine any system doing a much better job than this.
It is very, very affordable, easy to use, safe and very effective. Records come out completely clean and without attracting any static electricity. If you take playing vinyl serious you really need a good record cleaning machine, and this method must be the best value on the market. Highly recommended. TNT Review
- After Cleaning Your Prized LPs treat them to New Anti Static Inner Sleeves
- Don`t put freshly cleaned LPs back into dirty old paper inner sleeves
It is nevertheless a safe bet that 99%+ % of Audiophiles & Record Collectors would agree that LPs shouldn't be stored in plain paper sleeves.
Cheap, non-acid-free paper sleeves degrade with time. Paper is derived from the cell wall of plants; lignin, one of the chemicals contained in the cell walls, is unstable and light sensitive and decomposes into acidic products. While bleaching removes the lignin, the paper making process produces other detrimental byproducts such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid. Producing true, acid-free paper (pH >6) requires buffering with neutralizing chemicals. Paper sleeves are also hygroscopic (water absorbing) and as a consequence facilitate the growth of mold or fungus on the LP.The rationale for storing and preserving vinyl records in high quality, chemically inert, inner sleeves includes:Neutralizing the record's static charge and preventing static buildup when pulling the LP out of the record sleeve Preventing the record jacket or dirt from scratching the record
Preventing dust from sticking or becoming embedded in the record