Palmitic Acid Damage

This is what the disc looked like prior to restoration. Severe Palmitic Acid damage

This is what the disc looked like after we neutralized the acid and cleaned the disc.

The above pictures show the state of several of the "Date With Judy" Transcription Discs, in which we obtained them. As you can see, if the discs are restored properly, they can be nearly as good as new.

Click Here to hear what the recording sounded like after the restoration process. I can't give you an example of what they sounded like prior to the restoration because the discs were completely unplayable, only noise could be heard.

  • A Date With Judy 420714 clip.mp3

    Palmitic Acid is generated as a byproduct of the chemical degradation of the plastic (Acetate) disc material.

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