The initial wash cycle is a heavy ultrasonic cleaning cycle with distilled water and a diluted surfactant/detergent mixture. This cycle breaks down all of the dust, grease, and fingerprints commonly found on the record surface.
After the heavy cleaning cycle, we switch the water tank with clean, distilled water. The record goes through a second ultrasonic cleaning stage that rinses all of the cleaning solutions off, dirty water, and cleans out any remaining dirt particles.
Drying is hands free and automated, featuring forced air so there are no water spots. Additionally, the air is filtered so that no impurities being blown back onto the surface of the clean record. No microfiber cloth is used to minimize static ensuring optimal vinyl record storage.
While the record is going through the ultrasonic cleaning, we gently use compressed air to clean dirt particles from the inside of the outer sleeve. Additionally, we wipe down the outer sleeve to remove dust and mold particles for proper vinyl record storage
After ultrasonic cleaning, each record, and finally, the outer sleeve is slipped into fresh archival inner and outer sleeves. Original inner sleeves are stored carefully inside the outer sleeve and the vinyl records are stored outside the outer sleeve on the backside as best-practice for vinyl record storage.
This is from a relatively clean vinyl record that you would find generally at a store or in a collection that someone has been handling and they would dust before use.
After the ultrasonic cleaning, no more grease, fingerprints, dust or mold particles are on the surface or in the grooves of your vinyl record! Light dusting with an anti-static brush before and after use is all that is needed to ensure optimal playback and vinyl record storage.