Vinyl Clear Timeline

2006
Wasn't it Hi Fi World that said "the best upgrade you can make to your hi fi is to clean your records"? After decades (yes we are that old) of using poorly performing 3rd party cleaning fluids, we decided we could do a better job ourselves. Especially as at that time most were made by enthusiastic amateurs as a hobby.

Starting with the science and with contributions from professional musicians and chemical composition specialists, we began to research, test and formulate what became Vinyl Clear Deep Track Cleansing Fluid.

2007
Once the basic formulation was tried and tested, it was used initially for home use, then as our confidence in the product grew, before being given to family, friends and music professionals to try it and provide feedback.

2008
Vinyl Clear fluid formulation was improved and optimised, it hasn't changed since, because it's as good as we can make it.

2009
Vinyl Clear developed the first 'complete cleaning kit' consisting of Record Cleaning fluid, Stylus Clear fluid, microfibre cloths and a drying stand. This was made available to like-minded audiophiles via our website.

Other related products were developed, e.g. Refill Packs, different sizes bottles and kits.

2010

Created our first listing on Ebay and dispite our 'home studio' photography the kit sold well.

2012

Created our first Amazon listings and upgraded our images to give more of a high key style. It's a look that we've stuck with since.

2014

    
Vinyl Clear chosen by and featured on the Daily Mirror Offers, Guardian and Daily Telegraph Shop websites.

2015
  
Vinyl Clear chosen by and featured on the Tesco Direct website

2016
  

A joint offer of Lenco/Vinylclear products was broadcast on QVC in March 2016. From all the products available, Vinylclear was the only vinyl record cleaning fluid that passed strict quality controls so was chosen by Lenco Turntables as it's vinyl record cleaner partner.

2017

The world famous Abbey Road Studios chose us to develop and make a Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit for them. Abbey Road blind tested all of the credible alternatives prior to making their choice. Based on their brief, we developed the kit and designed the imagery to fit with their branding.

Abbey Road Studios posted at the time "Here's our brand-new Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit. Certified by our award-winning mastering engineers." That's praise indeed.



2018

missing records glasgow vinyl clear vinylclear stockist

Missing Records, Glasgow become a Vinyl Clear stockist.

2019
Vinyl Clear Record cleaning Fluid Concentrate 

Vinyl Record Record Cleaning Machine fluids and Concentrate added to the range.

tnt records store of the year 2019

Record store of the Year, TNT RecordsBarrow-in-Furness choose to become a Vinyl Clear stockist.

2020

During lockdown we developed our own Superior Quality microfibre cloth, that delivers a deeper clean than ordinary microfibre cloths. It's distinctly grey because our research revealed that grey is the best colour to show up vinyl dust that's been removed by the cloth. We intend to introduce it to our entire range over the course of the next year.

2021

phonica records soho london vinyl clear stockist

Phonica Records, Poland Street, Soho London become a Vinyl Clear stockist.

2022

abbey road studios vinyl record cleaning cloth vinylclear

Working alongside with Abbey Road Studios to develop a new range of audiophile products. Above are potential designs for a branded specialist vinyl record cleaning cloth, that uses our acclaimed audiophile quality microfibre.

2023

vinyl clear record label protector cleaning kit

The record cleaning kit we created back in 2009 was due an update, so we've created a label protector. It uses the imagery we created for Abbey Road Studios and has been made to look like a record label. Unlike plastic alternatives, the label protector is absorbent so fluid can't leak underneath and spoil the record label. That also makes it recyclable and eco-friendly.

 

vinyl clear record cleaning kit extra strong

Introduction of a Zero Alcohol Deep Track Cleansing Fluid, specifically for older Shellac records, also included in this kit are two absorbent Label Protectors.

vinyl clear record cleaner kit extra strength

Introduction of an Extra Strength Deep Track Cleansing Fluid that's 50% more concentrated than the original. Also included in this new kit are two absorbent Label Protectors.

Who said you can't improve on perfection?

2024

Menosmal Productions, Berlin pick Vinyl Clear as their Vinyl Record Cleaner of choice. Drake never sounded better!

menosmal productions berlin vinyl clear record cleaning fluid