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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: 18 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Record cleaner May 25, 2022
Reviewer: John Brown from Maumelle, AR United States  
This is a good system.  Very manual, but it lets you scrub your records clean.  I average about 10 minutes per record. Rinse record with filtered water, spray the soap on, let sit for a minute, clean in both directions with cleaning pad, rinse, spray with water mixed with alcohol, dry, wipe with Groove Lube, new sleeve.

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5 of 5 Detailing Vinyl LPs January 11, 2022
Reviewer: No other name provided Dana from ODENTON, MD United States  
Absolutely love my apparatus.  The first thing I needed was an adapter for my deep sink.  Looked high and low and finally found one.  I discovered just by spraying and waiting before applying the stream of water didn’t really get into the deepest part of the grooves.  No problem because I figured out the perfect way to agitate and prep for the water stream.
Absolutely very satisfied with the results now.  Thank you Sleeve City!!

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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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