Destroying Records in 108 Degree Heat: Video, Photos and Proper Storage Advice

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If your record is damaged:

Sorry. You're out of luck. "Wear is wear," says Prince.

The two biggest destroyers of vinyl records: dust and water. We've already taught you how to avoid that dust at all costs. And if you're following the storage rules, your records won't get wet.

However, in case of a disaster, immediately remove the record for the case and dry it off. Throw the case away. Wet cases develop mold and "mold ruins records, period," says Prince. "Any record that has mold on it, or has had mold on it is finished, it's done, it's never going to be right."

So there we go, Vinyl Care 101. Preserve that Jack White album with love and maybe, just maybe, you can pass it down to your grand kids with a statement along these lines, "Back in my day..."

Today's RFT public service announcement was brought to you with a message by John Hartford.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Special thanks to our friends at Vintage Vinyl.

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This is something which we do not consider and pay attention too much, as an individual we should be aware about these kinds of acts. It is amazing to hear about this destroy. 

Fred L
Fred L

Socialist my ass. The owners of Vintage Vinyl, whom I have known for over 30 years, are capitalists of the finest kind. Hats off to them!

King Skalmad
King Skalmad

Or perhaps he'll sell more, since people like me -- someone with insurance who think all my part-time co-workers deserve the same largesse -- already buys stuff from Vintage on a weekly basis. Because, you know, some people actually view the world through the prism of the larger human experience and not through the tiny mailslot of their political viewpoints.  Or to translate it for someone of your ilk: Socialists spend money, too.


He won't have to worry about selling as many records, now that his socialist leanings have been exposed to all, via that signage on Delmar. Maybe he can sell the melted wax and use the penny profits to buy health insurance for his own workers.

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