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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:51 am 
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Victor VI
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By the way... "patina" on felt is actually 100+ years of grease, dust, cigarette smoke, mouse droppings and assorted misc. grime... :shock: So, in my opinion a clean felt is a good felt...
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:38 am 
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Curt A wrote:
By the way... "patina" on felt is actually 100+ years of grease, dust, cigarette smoke, mouse droppings and assorted misc. grime... :shock: So, in my opinion a clean felt is a good felt...


Plus it comes into direct contact with your record grooves...

Once the felt is cleaned or replaced, I actually keep junk records on all of my machines to keep new dust off of the felt.
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning the turntable felt
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 am 
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Curt A wrote:
I learned that lesson when I washed a 10" felt and it turned into an 8" one... :( :lol:

Ditto... And it also became oval in shape... :shock:


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