Off the Record: How to Clean Your Vinyl/Record Players

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* Simple solutions to help keep your record collection looking like new
* Handy cleaners help remove dust and improve sound quality
* Check our full list below

Vinyl records may be the de-facto music medium for those who prefer analog, but if you don’t take care of your collection, those sounds are sure to suffer. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the five best vinyl cleaners to help keep your records squeaky clean.

1. Boundless Audio Record Cleaner Brush

This brush features two rows of carbon fiber bristles to easily and effectively clean your vinyl records. What’s more, the brush itself is surprisingly electrically conductive, meaning it’s able to remove static charges which often attract excess dust and particles.

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Boundless Audio Record Cleaner BrushImage courtesy of Amazon


2. Record Cleaning Velvet Brush

This anti-static cleaning brush offers a fast and easy way to keep your records clean and dust-free. The portable velvet brush is great for DJs or people who are constantly taking their LPs on the road, and the included 10ml spray bottle helps ensure your collection looks (and sounds) like new.

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3. CarGuys Super Cleaner

Sure, the name says Car Guys, but this cleaner works for all vinyl — including your records. This top-class cleaner features intuitive nanotechnology to help lift away dirt and dust and leave your vinyl sparkling.

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4. Men’s Society Vinyl Cleaning Kit

This all-inclusive cleaning kit comes with a soft cleaning cloth, vinyl-specific cleaning fluid and a handy how-to guide to help you learn how to clean your records the right way.

Mens Society Vinyl CleanerImage courtesy of Urban Outfitters


5. Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII Complete Kit

For a more comprehensive solution to cleaning your records, this amazing cleaning kit actually washes your records on the spot. The kit itself uses a sleek cleaning solution that works wonders on both large and small records. As a bonus, the design is small enough that you can actually take it on the go.

Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII Complete KitImage courtesy of Amazon


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