- Place the record on a turntable and let it spin with no needle. This makes cleaning a little easier, as you do not have to spin the record yourself.
- Blow off any large dust particles with the compressed-air squeeze ball.
- Mix equal parts isopropyl alcohol and distilled water in a bowl. Moisten the end of a cotton swab with the cleaning solution and run it through the grooves of the record as it spins. This removes any dirt or dust embedded in the grooves.
- Wipe the record dry with the microfiber cloth. This also removes any remaining stray particles.
- Allow the record to air-dry for at least 10 minutes before putting it back in its sleeve.
Things You Will Need
- Compressed-air squeeze ball
- Cotton swabs
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Distilled water
- Microfiber cloth
- Clean your records at least once a month to keep dust and grime from embedding in or getting stuck to the vinyl.
- You can use a specialized cleaning brush instead of a cotton swab if you so desire. These brushes have teeth that are designed to scrape dirt and dust out of record grooves.