VRC Easy Spread n' Peel Restore! (210ml)
A second generation product in the spread-to-peel genre of vinyl record cleaning, Easy Spread n' Peel (ESP) more than fills the void left by the departure of Record Revirginizer.
ESP offers an improved result over the earlier generation product. Whilst there are those who have compared it to wood glue, the important difference with ESP is that it is designed to clean, not to adhere. ESP emulsifies fats, oils and the other binders which prevent the finest particles such as diamond stylus dust being dislodged by other cleaning methods. Having dissolved these contaminants into solution, ESP then dries to a removable skin. Peeling off this skin therefore removes 100% of dissolved impurities.
It is extremely important that 100% of dissolved impurities are removed. Consider that the space at the base of the record groove (where the stylus does not reach) contains very fine particles. Any cleaning solution worth its salt will lift these into solution. Removal of this watery slurry by sucking or wiping cannot be guaranteed 100%. Unfortunately, this means that some of the dust that was once unnoticed on the bottom of the groove has now been deposited on the groove walls. Because this material is extremely fine it is not heard as clicks or pops though possibly as hiss. What it does do is take the edge off fine detail by filling the minute wave patterns on the groove wall. Remember, these engravings are three dimensional. Worse though is that very fine particles on the groove walls act as an abrasive against the stylus.
ESP delivers other important benefits over the previous first generation product, which gives the clue to its name. ESP products dry faster, peel more easily but most importantly do a better deep cleaning job while imparting an anti-static protection to your records. And with a coverage rate three times more efficient than Revirginizer, you'll also be saving money.
ESP Restore! is the premium ESP formula in the product family set of four. The Restore! formula is the perfect choice for restoring older collections that have not seen a stylus perhaps for decades. Equally, Restore! is suitable for use on collections in constant use and is recommended for use on new LPs to remove production residues and impart the all-important anti-static protection.
ESP products are most efficiently used with The Vinyl Record Cleaning System Kit available from The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company, which comprises specially designed equipment to improve the method of application, drying and peeling.
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