Restoring a Vinyl Record with VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel
When you treat a record with ESP, you not only remove all the detritus in the groove of the record, you also give it a static electricity barrier. The detritus embedded in the grooves typically comprise a whole range of dust types, from human skin danders to diamond dust from the stylus itself. Dust can be locked to the surface by any number of binders, including fats and oils as well as static electricity. So the noise from a record is not caused by “scratches” but all the unwanted muck, most of which is too small to see. Using ESP, records that are not physically damaged can have their fidelity restored.
What Makes ESP Unique
ESP does two things simultaneously: it eliminates static electricity and removes all embedded muck 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 best suit your cleaning and restoration needs.
Designed for collections that have been regularly played and/or maintained, ESP Gold is also recommended for use on new records. Record production cannot be assumed to occur in pristine environments so a treatment with ESP Gold will remove any remnant production residues, including mould release where present. ESP Gold will also impart an all-important protection against static electricity.
Deep clean and restore old 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 can be difficult to shift and often makes records unplayable. ESP Red is a powerful formulation that restores original fidelity by evicting stubborn, deep seated growths and well bound dust and grime whilst eliminating static electricity.
ESP Green is a lighter formulation and has been designed with periodic maintenance in mind. Once a record has been restored with either ESP Red or ESP Gold, minor dust removal and an antistatic top up is best achieved by using ESP Green.
Our Range of Products
- System Kits configured for both larger and smaller record collections
- Choice of VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel which best suits your cleaning and restoration needs
- Care products for your stylus
- Replenish your System Kit with more VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel
- VRC System Kit spares
The VRC Process for Restoring Vinyl Records
1. Measure 5ml of Easy Spread n’ Peel
2. Pour the 5ml of Easy Spread n’ Peel
3. Brush the Easy Spread n’ Peel into the record’s grooves
4. Easy Spread n’ Peel dries in 1 hour in moving air. VRC Stack Rack holds up to 20LPs.
5. Apply a piece of adhesive tape to lift the film
6. Peel off the dried Easy Spread n’ Peel film