Groove Shine – Vinyl Record Cleaning Fluid (Traditional alcohol based formula)
Price per bottle : RM48.00 (500ml per bottle)
Two (2) bottles and above : RM 45 (per 500ml bottle)
Free one (1) 100ml bottle for every four(4) 500 ml bottles purchased (While stocks last)
Payment / Postage:
* Online payment to Public Bank account
* PosLaju 1 Bottle RM10 (WM) / RM14.50 (Sarawak) RM17.00 (Sabah)
2 Bottles RM12 (WM) ) / RM16.50 (Sarawak) RM20.00 (Sabah)
More than 2 Bottles (please request for quote)
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WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY COURIER SERVICE.
- High quality IPA and industrial surfactant
- Net content 500 ml
- Do not inhale
Groove Shine uses a clear alcohol based solution with surfactant (suitable for vinyl) to dissolve and remove airborne dust, greasy fingerprint stains from vinyl records easily.
- Makes record durably anti-static
- Cleans and dries thoroughly without residue
- NO COLOURING OR DYE USED !!!
- NO DETERGENT USED!!!
- Strictly alcohol based
A single session of cleaning is effective enough to remove most of the dust and stains leaving the record shining clean (see Before – After photo). The record was an old unwashed LP brought from Amcorp Mall. The result after one session of cleaning is almost immaculate leaving the record looking shiny like new.
Groove Shine is also suitable for record washing machines. For most audiophiles, the audible benefit of clean records should far outweigh the cost outlay.
Be weary of those who use detergent or washing solution as a base for the cleaning solution. Many detergents contain sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate solution which are rather strong and mostly caustic to remove stubborn stains. We do not need a strong solution to clean our records. We only need to remove airborne dust and greasy fingerprint stains with gentleness and as such an alcohol based cleaning fluid is the best solution.
Some local vendors may use bluish dye in their solution which may leave a residue on the record when dried. Solution formulated for cleaning computers are also not suitable for cleaning vinyl records.
CONTROVERSY ( every enthusiast needs to know)
Contrary to popular belief, vinyl records DO NOT contain plasticiser. Some chemist claimed that exposure of vinyl to alcohol can cause leeching of plasticiser from vinyl, causing it to harden while some claimed contact with vinyl will strips away “the protective coating of vinyl” and that repeated cleaning with alcohol makes records sounds brittle.
The production and manufacturing process of modern day vinyl records have not changed much from the 60s and 70s. Most manufacturers are still using the old machines to produce the records the old fashion way. The input materials to make the records remained the same. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) commonly called vinyl was used from the early 50s onwards. PVC is a very tough material which can withstand heat and corrosive solution.
Plasticisers are used to make a material like PVC softer and more flexible. Around 90 % of all plasticizers are used in the production of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The main applications for flexible PVC include flooring and wall coverings, roofing membranes, electrical cable and wire insulation, automotive applications, medical devices, synthetic leather etc. They are NOT used for the production of VINYL RECORDS as it may distort the groove and thus compromise the sound quality should the record flex.
Fear mongering is rife on the internet. By “frightening” the users away from alcohol based solution they, the promoters of detergent based cleaning fluid seek to remove competition and reap higher profits with their generally more expensive products.
Alcohol has been used for decades for professional cleaning of vinyl. Alcohol is an effective cleaner used by millions of vinyl lovers over the decades. It is a time proven product.