There are a ton of kits and systems on the market to help keep your vinyl records clean. But the cheapest option might be found in your garage or workshop.
Wood glue is being touted as an easy DIY method to getting your vinyl sparkling clean.
The steps seem simple enough: Cover your record in wood glue, let it sit overnight and then peel off the glue.
If you think that sounds like a mess, you’re probably right. Many of the videos on YouTube suggest using an old turntable that you don’t mind getting messy.
There are some options if you’re like me and don’t have a bunch of extra turntables sitting around. Amazon actually sells “lazy Susan” turntables meant for kitchen cabinets for under $10.
Here is what I have found to be one of the best YouTube videos explaining how to clean vinyl with wood glue.
Be sure to give the video your full attention at 4:35 when the glue is peeled away from the record. It is truly oddly satisfying to see the dried glue record created once it is separated from the vinyl.