How do you clean your vinyl records?

I’ve actually found that soap and a microfiber cloth with warm water works pretty well.

Mar 11, 2019
Blue Dawn, or any detergent is the way to go. If it is good for your hands or is called a soap it will leave a film behind. Dawn is just a detergent without anything else. My approach is to put a few drops of detergent in a bowl that is wide enough to dip a record into, but not so wide that the label gets wet. I use my fingers to suds up the record and then rinse it in cool to warm water. Drying is on microfiber or paper towels. I have found cotton to leave behind some fibers.
Mar 13, 2019
Paper towels contain a considerable amount of abrasives, as does any cheap paper, better to simply stay away, unless it is specified for optics etc.
Dec 19, 2018
I went way down the rabbit hole on this topic, since thrift stores are my primary source for vinyl. I ultimately came to the conclusion that you really just need four things: water, surfactant, fine bristled brush, and a very soft and absorbant towel to dry with. After much experimentation, I ended up with a Vinyl-styl kit, but I just use blue dawn & warm water, instead of the chemical solution it comes with. Although it's still manual, having the kit helps me industrialize the process, since I tend to find stashes of records, rather than individual ones. I also feel better having the protection for the labels. Works wonderfully. Once clean, I just maintain with a carbon brush each play.
Dec 18, 2018
I use a micro-fiber pad with some cleaning solution. It works quite well, far better than what I used in the past (a sticky roller).
Dec 18, 2018
I have a crazy amount of old European classical vinyls from my bf's family. Haven't been dusted off in 30+ years! Luckily, I ALSO have a good relationship with my local record store guy and he's been running them through his machine in batches for a nominal fee & first pick of what we're not keeping.