How to Clean Your Vinyl Records Using Wood Glue

How to Clean Your Vinyl Records Using Wood Glue

Gregory Han
Mar 17, 2010

Categorize this cleaning solution in the "huh, really?!" realm. Apparently quite a few avid vinyl collectors swear by the technique of using wood glue as a vinyl cleaner. The wood glue is applied and dried directly onto the vinyl while on a (backup) turntable and then peeled away to reveal a practically brand new looking platter of tunes.

We're not sure if we're ready to give our vinyl a cleaning with this technique, but the at the AudioKarma discussion board are adamant it's a tried and true technique, even going so far to provide audio before and after proof.

By the way, that first photo in the before is after the record was cleaned with an Audioquest brush. The wood glue used is composed of polyvinyl acrylate, similar to the material used to manufacture vinyl records. Check out the full how-to instructions over at

[via The Daily What via Christy Gurga]

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