Admin Post By "Rubbing Alcohol" I guess you are really referring to Isopropyl Alcohol. Real Rubbing Alcohol has oils included for rubbing on skin. It was used for massages. Isopropyl is called Rubbing Alcohol a lot of times. Isopropyl Alcohol loses the Lanolin/Oils, but contains fragrance and it dries out the vinyl. Though the fragrance isn't much of a problem at all. It's added to keep people from drinking the stuff. The biggest problem is that it makes vinyl brittle over time. Even when diluted. All commercially available record cleaner solutions have discontinued using any alcohol in their solutions. Diaper cloth seems to have been replaced with microfiber cloths in recent years due to their lack of lint for manual drying.