Professional Grade Vinyl Record Cleaning

Use the Vinyl Record Cleaning System and VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel (ESP) to achieve a professional grade clean of your vinyl records, restoring fidelity and dynamic range whilst eliminating unwanted noise and static electricity.

We live in an age of partial attention. The digital music trend is all about partial attention, of less than full engagement. Listening to music on vinyl is a slow, deliberate experience: the physical engagement of the playing of the record, locating the record, removing it from the sleeve, placing it on the turntable; the lowering of the stylus. Sitting and listening for the fifteen to twenty minutes it takes to play one side of an LP before perhaps turning it over for the other. It’s a considered experience. Vinyl is physical and intentional in an increasingly virtual, random and impulsive world.

Whether your collection is long treasured or brand new, use the VRC method to protect and improve it.

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Restoring a Vinyl Record with VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel

ESP is a gentle, highly effective vinyl record cleaner that achieves a total clean without the scrubbing or high frequency bombardment of the record’s delicate grooves which are intrinsic to machine based methods.

ESP is most easily applied to a record by the VRC Method using either the VRC System Kit or the VRC Mini Kit. The VRC Method is an efficient, economical and effective way of treating records with ESP and is supported by both kits. It requires no electricity, is silent, involves no sloshing solutions and can be performed on any flat surface offering a couple of square feet of space – for example, a coffee table.

Records restored with ESP demonstrate a reduced noise floor, greater signal to noise performance and enhanced dynamic range. It is particularly effective on long-stored collections where mould growths may have taken root, a typical cause of mistracking. Check out the empirical findings on the Results Page.

What Makes ESP Unique

ESP delivers a number of benefits, simultaneously: it eliminates static electricity while removing all unwanted material from the groove . It does this by first dissolving any binder substances like fats, oils, nicotine etc. and then lifting the dust, dirt, mould, waxes etc into solution. The resulting mix or slurry dries into a removable skin. Peeling off the skin removes 100% of dissolved contaminants while also eliminating static electricity. No alternative treatment is as effective.

Records that have been treated with ESP cannot be statically charged because a barrier of positive ions has been created ensuring negative charges cannot be created.

ESP is available in three concentrations to cater to the needs of diverse collections, from portfolios that have not seen the light of day for decades to collections which have only just begun.

ESP Restore

ESP Restore is the premium product for deep cleaning and restoring older collections that have been in storage for years, possibly decades. Banish mould growths that may have developed from spores lying undisturbed in the grooves during this time. Mould is difficult to remove and often makes records unplayable. When combined with aged binding substances it can be a most difficult cleaning challenge. ESP Restore is a powerful formulation that restores original fidelity by dissolving stubborn, deep seated growths and well bound dust and grime whilst eliminating static electricity.

ESP Revive

ESP Revive is the correct choice for collections that have been regularly played and/or maintained and for use on new records. Record production cannot be assumed to occur in pristine environments. ESP Revive will remove any remnant production residues, including mould release, where present. ESP Revive will also impart an all-important protection against static electricity.

ESP Refresh

ESP Refresh is a mild formulation for periodic maintenance of records previously restored with either ESP Restore or Revive. ESP Refresh keeps record grooves in pristine condition and maintains the all important anti-static shield.

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Our Range of Products

  • VRC Kits configured for both larger and smaller record collections
  • Choice of VRC ESP which best suits your cleaning and restoration needs
  • Care products for your stylus
  • Replenish your System or Mini Kit with more VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel
  • VRC Kit spares

The VRC Process for Restoring Vinyl Records

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1. Measure 5ml of Easy Spread n’ Peel

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2. Pour the 5ml of Easy Spread n’ Peel

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3. Brush the Easy Spread n’ Peel into the record’s grooves

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4. Easy Spread n’ Peel dries in 1 hour in moving air. VRC Stack Rack holds up to 20LPs.

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5. Apply a piece of adhesive tape to lift the film

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6. Peel off the dried Easy Spread n’ Peel film

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Call us today to learn more about
cleaning your LPs: (02) 9043 6567