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GEM Dandy Hydraulic Record Cleaning Apparatus Mk II
GEM Dandy Hydraulic Record Cleaning Apparatus

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The GEM Dandy is a revolution in record cleaner design that makes traditional vacuum machines obsolete and rivals the performance of professional ultrasonic systems for thousands less. Vacuum machines can damage your record, both by flattening the lands, the delicate raised areas that separate the grooves, with the force of suction and by drying cleaning fluid prematurely with the blast of air being sucked into the machine, sometimes even picking up dust from the surroundings and dragging it across the surface of your record. The GEM Dandy instead uses a high-pressure jet of water from a specially designed nozzle to blast dirt and contaminants out of the grooves without risk of damage, while the LP revolves on a rotating clamp with rubber O-rings to prevent water from reaching the labels.

To clean a record with the GEM Dandy, simply mount your LP on the stand and clamp it, spray on some of the included Super Solution cleaning agent, attach the jet hose to your faucet, and slowly turn the handle while using the hose to direct water at the record at a 45 degree angle until the record is clean. The GEM Dandy includes a bottle of GEM Dandy Cleaner, Groove Lube after-wash treatment, manual, and a paper protractor. In addition, we're also including a free Phoenix record cleaning cloth for drying. Our microfiber record cloth holds 40 times its weight in water and is washable. Once you've tried the GEM, you'll never go back to another other cleaning method. It is that good. Not for use with shellac-based, 78 rpm records. If you have hard water and need to add a filter, the manufacturer recommends the Culligan RV-800.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review »

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5 of 5 July 2, 2021
Reviewer: thomas tague from PENNSBURG, PA United States  

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5 of 5 Safe Heavy Duty Cleaning November 2, 2020
Reviewer: Jerry from Racine, WI United States  
While this record cleaner is a bit cumbersome as you need access to a relatively deep sink and there is a bit of manual manipulation required for use, the cleaning solution and high powered nozzle do a tremendous job of getting out dirt and other contaminants from the record grooves.

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5 of 5 LOVE IT!!!! August 12, 2020
Reviewer: Cody Alder from Yucca Valley, CA United States  
This was definitely the correct choice for me. So far I am having fantastic results without the need for any kind of vacuum device.

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5 of 5 March 9, 2020
Reviewer: Paul L. Knaak from Darien, WI United States  
I have only used it a few times but the results have been quite satisfactory and better than my previous methods.
great simple design idea and improvement.
Thanks for a neat product.

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3 of 5 not as effective as I hoped December 12, 2019
Reviewer: Christian Cousineau from Muskegon, MI United States  
I used this on about 40 LP's recently purchased at swap meets and antique malls. I did not see the results that were promised. It works OK, but even repeating the process three times on moderately soiled records leaves some gunk. I have had at least as good or better results with the KAB EV-1 vacuum machine I have been using for years. I believe the problem lies in the fact that the  label protector is way to wide in diameter and covers all of the run-out grooves, so they are never effectively cleaned. This problem is even worse when attempting to clean 7" records, because often the tolerances are even tighter. I hope the spin plate and gasket apparatus is redesigned to address this issue, and a 45 spacer is added. Too late for me but someone else may benefit from a Mk III redesign.

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