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 Post subject: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 pm 
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Victor Jr
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I have a little wonder record with a repaired crack in it, but still every time I play it the area where the crack is wears down quite a bit. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?


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 Post subject: Re: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:28 pm 
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I know what you mean. Repaired cracks are still tough sledding on a windup machine with a steel needle. Every time the needle catches that crack, a little bit more shellac breaks off.

Can't help ya.


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 Post subject: Re: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:34 pm 
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You cannot undo a bad repair and even a good one will incur further damage at that spot.
You're just getting extended enjoyment from the record until you find a better copy.

A double sided disc with a crack is the worse. It's rare that a glue job will result in a perfectly flat surface for the needle to pass. One side will often have a minuscule drop and the other a minuscule ridge. Some cracks are very tight and end up with a better result. A lively tune often masks some of the ticking. No hope with a softer tune. This has been the majority my experience.

James.


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 Post subject: Re: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:31 am 
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Thank you for your help. Luckily the record is not rare. So I can try to find another one. But until then I guess I'm stuck with the one I have. The wear is not too bad, so I've got a few more plays.


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 Post subject: Re: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:07 am 
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What is the title????


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 Post subject: Re: Preventing record wear
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:55 pm 
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My way of saving a cracked record is to put super glue on the edge of the record where the crack begins, then I put weight on the record for a while until the glue sets. The record will usually play with minimal or no crack noise. With one-sided records I also put glue on the blank side covering the crack.


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