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How to remove musty smell from vinyl records


Use household alcohol and a cotton ball to gently wipe the surface of a vinyl LP sleeve. This will remove dust, dirt, tape residue and some pen marks. Be careful with all sleeves as the ink will bleed on some. Try a small test spot in the corner first to test.

As for the vinyl record itself; use Windex and a clean soft cloth wiping with the grooves. Be careful not to spray it on the record label. In extreme cases you may try setting them outside somewhere dry on a sunny day (under 85 F) for an hour or two maximum. Be careful you don’t leave them outside too long or they may melt!

This vintage "Care Bears" vinyl LP record is so clean and aromatic

This "Care Bears" vinyl record is clean and aromatic.

Tips for the Care and Storage of Vinyl LP Records