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‘Restoring’ - Beatles Laminated flip back sleeves?

Discussion in 'music' started by Gerard124, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

  2. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Cleaning with Pritt Stick?
  3. No for sticking down the flips.:D
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Servisol Foam Cleanser 30 works a treat on grubby gloss laminated sleeves: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Servisol-SE...sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438452425&sr=8-1-spell Only use it on the front, not the matt back! I'd be inclined to leave the back as-is, but if you want to reduce the grub a bit an artist's putty eraser used gently can work very well indeed. Servisol would certainly get the best out of that Help sleeve, it would be the first thing I did.
  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I'm interested to know what people suggest for this as well.

    I recently cleaned up some marks on a laminated sleeve by carefully rubbing them with alcohol - but I've no idea of this is a recommended treatment.
  6. I wouldn't use alcohol.
  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  8. I have never tried the stuff Tony put a link to above but as he has traded in old vinyl for years, It should work.
    I have always just used a damp soft cloth.
  9. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member


    Dare’nt say what I used :eek:

  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Very similar to be honest, the Servisol stuff is like that but more effective on stubborn stains. It's also very forgiving if you do accidentally spray some on a matt area and doesn't leave a stain even though it does take some time to dry. It's amazing stuff, I use it to clean just about everything (hi-fi, vintage synths, LP sleeves, wine or coffee stains out of carpet etc!).
  11. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

  12. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Before cleaning!


  13. The more important question is what's the condition of the vinyl like?
  14. Klyde

    Klyde pfm Member

    DIY on the sleeve decreases the value of the record. I'd consider leaving them as they are.
  15. Michael J

    Michael J pfm Member

    Autosol, T-cut, or Brasso?
  16. Only if you mess it up.
    60s/70s Laminated covers are normally easy to wipe clean as its normally just years of fag smoke built up nicotine on them.
  17. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Tiny Dab of Halfords bug and tar remover on kitchen roll - worked a treat.
  18. White spirit then.:rolleyes:
  19. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Er, no - not white spirit :rolleyes:

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