VRC Cleaning Service
For those who do not have the time or inclination to use their own Vinyl Record Cleaning System (or any other system for that matter), The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company now offers a premium record cleaning service.
Using VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel, we will thoroughly clean your LPs, returning them static free and quieter than you’ve ever heard them. In fact, it’s likely they will sound better than you’ve ever heard them, based on what VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel customers are telling us.
The Vinyl Record Cleaning System, powered by VRC ESP, is totally effective at removing particulate matter as well as unwanted contaminants covering anything from nicotine to finger grease, saliva and oils. The reason it is so effective is that 100% of the slurry, created upon application of the cleaning fluid, is removed from the record. Quite simply, the slurry dries into a firm skin which is then peeled off, just like a face mask treatment, for complete removal of all dissolved contaminants.
VRC ESP’s deep cleansing is even effective on old vinyl records that seem to have grown speed bumps in their grooves.
No, there are no fancy machines involved in the VRC cleaning service. Yet the deep cleaning action of VRC ESP is an audiophile level service. Consider Peter’s comments on his experience using VRC ESP:
I used ESP to clean one of my old favourites (don’t laugh) called “The Great Big Band Hits Of The 40’s” by Brian May and The ABC Showband as it has all the variety of instruments that you could care for and it is good swing music with a nice beat. Then I did it again...
Excuse the French, but bloody hell, what a difference! I had cleaned this LP with other products previous to ESP. Now, all background noise was gone and especially the pops – the depth of field has improved, channel separation has improved and the clarity is stunning. It’s a miracle!!!
The truth is that getting the most out of your records is about more than removing dust as comments such as Peter’s attest. Physical damage cannot of course be undone, but eliminating every other thing which would otherwise come between your stylus and the groove wall, yes we can.
How the Service works
We will clean your vinyl records for $3.95 each plus postage and packaging. The service includes:
- An initial assessment is made of track one of each record; you may request a before and after trace (see an example on the Vinyl Record Cleaning System website)
- Based on the assessment, a one or two step clean is performed with VRC ESP
- Provision of a new antistatic record sleeve for each LP
- A mini VRC label will be placed inside the inner edge of each record cover to confirm treatment
An order may include up to 10 records per shipment where packaging is provided by us. You may of course ask to make your own shipping arrangements and we will quote accordingly.
Online order placement includes the cost of forwarding our packaging to you, which will occur once payment is received.
Once you have received the packaging, which will include a schedule for you to identify the packed LPs, pack your records and then freight them to us. The VRC Co’s standard practice is to return the cleaned records to you within ten days. Faster turnaround may be requested.
You may request an estimate for the cost of return postage at time of placing your order (you will need to be able to accurately weigh the package) otherwise this will be confirmed to you once your cleaned LPs are ready for return shipment.