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How to Polish a Dustcover on a Turntable

The turntable’s dustcover protects the record player’s vital parts, and the records themselves, from dust, debris and scratches. After several years of exposure to the same elements, the dustcover itself is affected and can become worn, cloudy and scratched. Before purchasing expensive cleaners, use household products to restore your dustcover’s shine. The entire process is performed without the need to remove the record player or dustcover.

Wipe down the dustcover weekly with a microfiber cloth.

Step 1

Create a mixture of 2 cups warm water and 1/4 tbsp.  liquid dish detergent.

Mix the ingredients until the water suds. 


Step 2

Submerge a microfiber cloth into the soapy mixture.  Wring out the cloth until it is damp, not soaking wet.


Step 3

Wipe down the dustcover's entire surface, inside and out, with the soapy mixture to remove any dust, dirt or grime without scratching the fragile plastic. 


Step 4

Dampen a second microfiber cloth with plain water and wipe down the dustcover to remove any soapy residue. 


Step 5

Allow the dust cover to dry completely before wetting a microfiber cloth with plastic polish.  Work the plastic polish into the dustcover’s surface using overlapping circles.

The polish will restore the dustcover’s appearance and shine. 

Things You Will Need

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 tbsp. liquid dish soap
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Plastic polish

About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.

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