Found this odd picture on the internet, where the author obviously endorses using wood glue, spread in a thin, even coat over your records and allowed to dry as the best method to really deep-clean your vinyl records. You can click the image below to zoom in.
Most impressive is the before and after example photos:
The Bad News
Sure, it works. But it has many disadvantages:
- Wood Glue isn't cheap
- Takes 12-24 hours to dry
- You can only clean one side of the Vinyl at a time
Honestly, the better (cheaper and quicker) solution is to simply wash the record in the kitchen sink using a small amount of dish washing liquid. If you don't let it soak, I wouldn't worry to much about the label - it'll be OK for the minute you wash it. You can even use a sponge to scrub the vinyl's dirtiest spots, and get off caked on dirt (spilled soda). If you wash it quick, and towel-dry it immediately after, the label will be unaffected. I've gotten very similar results under a minute in the sink. No wasted glue, hours of wasted time, and potential mess.