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    Posted: 27 Jul 2011 at 10:57am
Any one tried this method of cleaning their stylus?
 
 
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Very Interesting,I've been using the sandpaper method on a Ortofon mc15 for years now,this works for a few sides then the stylus gets clogged up again[the Ortofon is nearly 20 years old!].
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I have tried this and use it now and then, but I haven't tried any solvents or other more specific stylus cleaning products so I can't make a comparision.
What I can say is that it works fine for me, after a few dips you can see the bright sparkle of the diamond again. However I have read that there is a slight risk of tearing the stylus off from the cantilever if you do it wrong.


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Audiotechnica made a ultrasonic thingi that you lowerd the stylus onto.
I never used one though.
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Cleaning the stylus is a good thing but wasted if you do not also clean your records, either with a RCM or by some manual wet cleaning method.

I do this even with new pressings and it always pays dividends.

Friends have been very pleasantly surprised when I have thoroughly cleaned their much played and cherished 30 and 40 year old records and then treated them with Last preservative.

Rudolf Bruil provides much good advice on record care on his "soundfountain" website - well worth a read.


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Morning all,I have a lot of problems with dust and lint [we live near a dry river bed +3 cats n a dog].
I've tried using a brush on the stylus but it does'nt clean the lint off.
Yesterday i tried lowering the stylus onto a dampened velvet record cleaning brush,the stylus came out completely clean!!.
Waiting for some "magic eraser"
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There seems to be some good things said about this product.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stylus-Cleaner-New-Safe-Easy-Use-Polymer-19-/260730928954?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cb4c63f3a

Here is a review.

http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/vp_dustbuster_e.html




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