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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:14 pm 
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I guess the bath doesn't affect the glue ?
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:59 pm 
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De Soto Frank wrote:
I guess the bath doesn't affect the glue ?


It has not for me so far. Not sure what type of glue they used back then?

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
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^ Wait... do you do the above with the old felt still affixed to the platter? Wouldn't the water damage the platter? Thanks.


You have to wash it while affixed to the platter, otherwise the felt will shrink and/or get out of form. You'll never get it back on the way it was. Been there, done that. The platter is steel and as long as you don't let it sit in the water for weeks it won't do any damage. I mean, you wash your car as well without hurting it.

Andreas

I think that leaving it attached is the key to this... I had a loose 10" felt and decided to wash it in a similar fashion (without being attached to the platter), when it dried it was an 8" felt... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:47 pm 
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alang wrote:
De Soto Frank wrote:
I guess the bath doesn't affect the glue ?


It has not for me so far. Not sure what type of glue they used back then?

Andreas


I have read of burnt shellac being used as an adhesive.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 am 
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alang wrote:
You have to wash it while affixed to the platter, otherwise the felt will shrink and/or get out of form.

I also learned it "the hard way". I ended up with a small oval snippet of felt, good perhaps as a pot holder. :( Fortunately replacement felts are readily available.


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