Originally Posted by Gabriel Possenti Can you use 100% denatured alcohol to clean vinyl or would that be too strong?
I wouldn't use it. Isopropyl mixed to 25% with distilled water is as harsh as I would get. I like the Buggtussel record cleaner but there are a number of good record cleaners that don't use alcohol at all. It can dry the vinyl out over time and thats a bad thing. Make sure to dry your records after cleaning. You don't want to play them wet!!!
Danger! Is there a chance that this might be an old 78 (shellac) record? If so, then you really don't want to use alcohol on this, as it will dissolve! That's bad. Don't use denatured alcohol either, because it has stuff added to it that isn't alcohol, won't evaporate, and will come out of solution when you add water. At least that's my experience.