Stylus Cleaners

DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,400
Had a bottle of Last stylus cleaner. Lid got cracked, fluid evaporated. Also have an onzow zerodust. In the past I used the onzow frequently & the Last probably every dozen records or so. Haven't noticed any negatives to not using the Last, but then again I don't have the ability to scope the stylus. Was using both overkill? I'm not inclined to spend $29 to replace the Last. Thoughts?

Dave's anal retentive question of the day.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,075
    edited August 29
    I recently purchased the zerodust cleaner as well. So far so good.

    I would assume you'd be good with just the zerodust, no need to double up on methods.

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  • pglbookpglbook Posts: 1,672
    edited August 29
    I have used Magic Eraser with good results - just gently lower the stylus into it and lift the stylus up. Lots of info online about it and it is a good cheap alternative to other dedicated products.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 898
    Looks like it could just as easily be called MOZNO :D

    Yeah Dave, I think using both is a little excessive. FWIW, I use the Audio Technica AT607 stuff when necessary. I normally just use a dry brush between album sides, and only use the liquid cleaner when I notice something stubborn.

    Anyone know how strong that magnifying glass is on the Onzow? I use a little 40X illuminated jewelers loupe from Amazon.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,179
    I also use the Magic Eraser with good results. As Pglbook says
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,292
    I use a drop of 90% isopropyl alcohol on my stylus brush and use it ever so cautiously on my mc stylus with it's human hair thin cantilever.
  • BDTBDT Posts: 189
    edited August 30
    I've used the same Onzow since, oh, 2006....never a problem.

    Figure the lifespan on it and the cost is negligible.

    BDT
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 157
    I can recommend the Nagaoka Hi Clean liquid. I use it along with Magic Eraser.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 898
    Magic Eraser scares me...I've read a few horror stories. However, I have used it myself on occasion, but not in accordance with most popular online processes.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,585
    when used as directed Magic Erasers are both safe and effective.

    IME and IMO, YMMV, etc. Talk to your physician or health care professional before using this product.


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