DIY ultrasonic vinyl cleaner


#121

Where does one join the queue?


#122

At the end :wink:


#123

Just send me a PM to join the queue. :grinning:


#124

Not that I’m asking either Tim, but …


#125

3 at a time is comfortable

I did a few singles then tried a double couldn’t tell the difference on the double

Need to start a thread about recipes for the cleaning fluid next, just got a teaspoon of photoblo and distilled water for now


#126

Any thoughts on how often you will need to change the fluid?


#127

Hi Mick
It depends how dirty the vinyl is, but I’ve done over 100 with my bath so far and it’s just about ready the think about fresh fluid.


#128

That’s good, expecting a lot less.


#129

I supply a filter with the Vevet Vortex. So when you empty it you can filter the fluid to get out all the bits of crud and dirt to clean ready for next batch.
:+1:


#130

Bear in mind a significant proportion of what’s removed is dissolved not suspended - mould-release wax, fingerprint oil etc. I’d not re-use too many times. And if anyone’s using volatiles like propanol in the mix - that evaporates away pretty quickly.


#131

The fluid gets to a point where you can see its not clear anymore that’s when I think it is best to replace it. That depends on how dirty the vinyl has been that you’ve been cleaning. Mrs Maureen is right alcohol does evaporate off quite quickly that is why I only use a very weak solution on really dirty vinyl because it evaporates if too strong.
As people use them I’m sure a few recipes for the fluids can be shared between Velvet Vortex users.


#132

Today received the first bespoke Velvet Vortex stickers, I think it makes them look rather spiffing.
For those lucky people who already have a Velvet Vortex let me know your address and I’ll post one over so you can up spec your Velvet Vortex.

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#133

Another Saturday morning and another Velvet Vortex this one is all ready to go to Mr @ICHM. I hope he likes it. This one is sporting the nice new velvet vortex stickers.



#134

I’m not sure folk will know what it’s called…:laughing:


#135

It needs some flock on it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#136

Might be good for removing curry stains too… :grin:


#137

as well


#138

If it’s for Bob, where are the Shakti stones and Mpingo wood pyramids?


#139

and the gold plating


#140

And the onyx inlays?