Are you annoyed due to the frequent skipping issue in your vinyl? If yes, there is no need to worry as our team is here to help in the best possible manner. This kind of problem can result due to a variety of issues that start from bad records to the dirt in the vinyl or even scratches on its arm. Some of them can be corrected while others can’t. For e.g. there is no way one can eliminate the scratches on the disk that you are playing.
There is a great misconception among the people that only professional technician can do these things. However, there are instances when skipping problem occurs due to small cleaning issues that you end do on your own. All you need to this is following a procedure that requires a soft cloth, wood toothpicks, and a mixture that you can clean on your own. Our team will tell about it in a detailed manner.
In this post, we will tell you about the process to fix the skipping issue if it is caused by anything different other than scratches on the disk. It is important that you should understand the process carefully and perform steps with proper precision.
1. Identifying the area having issues
First of all, we need to play the record on the vinyl and check out which part shows the issue. It is important that you should ensure that the area having the most damage. This step is very crucial for fixing the skipping issue.
2. Cleaning the affected area
In this step, you need to clean the record through a soft cloth to eliminate the dust and other similar particles. You should wipe the area as light as possible so that it doesn’t get damaged in any way.
After cleaning with the clothes, you should rinse it with the distilled water. Never try to play the wet label on the turntable as it can damage it. You should dry it completely before playing.
3. Creating a cleaning mixture
In this step, you need to create a mixture adding isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Don’t forget to mix the solution completely and apply it to the surface using cloth. If you don’t want to create this mixture, then buy a professional record cleaner that you can easily buy from the market or online.
It is best to leave this mixture for at least half an hour before starting the cleaning process. Make sure the record is completely dry before use.
4. Testing the record
Now, you have to play the record and whether the problem has eliminated or not. If the skipping problem doesn’t get fixed, you need to move to use a different cleaning process. It’s time to take the cleaning process to another level.
5. Closer checking
Identify the skipping part and then check out it using a magnifying glass. Eliminate the remaining dirt from the record. There are chances some tiny particles may stick on the affected area, and it is important to identify that.
6. Proper purification
In this step, you need to eliminate all the particles in the vinyl using a toothpick or even your fingernail. Remove all the impurities from the area so that it gets cleaned and skipping issue eliminated to a greater extent.
Again, we advise you to don’t be too hard on the disc as it may end up in permanent damage. However, a toothpick made from the wood material is soft and usually not result in damaging the record unless you push it too harder.
7. Play the record
You need to play the record on the vinyl again for the testing process. If the problem remains the same, then there is a greater chance that it might be due to some issue in the parts of vinyl. We don’t suggest anyone perform the repair of the parts like arm or stylus as it needs some precision.
8. Contact Technician
If your skipping problem doesn’t get eliminated till now, then you have no option other than contacting a certified technician. They will do this process very easy with complete precision.
We believe that the majority of skipping problems will get eliminated by following the steps mentioned above. There is a great chance you will end up safely cleaning the records and allow you to enjoy the music more smoothly. You will find that the interruption will get eliminated and your favorite records will give you a soothing feeling.
If you have a query about the process or any other vinyl related things, please tell us in the comment section. Our team will reach to you as soon as possible. Also, tell us about the experiences with this cleaning process as it will be greatly beneficial for the fellow readers.