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In commercial radio, we used a spray bottle of plain water to heavilly soak an old record, right before we played it, or as it was being played. The dust and grit would float above the groove, where it couldn’t be heard. It’s amazing how much noise can be removed! We never dried the record at all until after we were done playing it, and even after a thorough wipe down all that noise would return to the record, and you’d have to wet it down again in order to play it again. But the reduction in noise was worth it. If you’ve never tried this, you must! Play ’em soaking wet!