Stylus cleaning


#103

Love it, the 100th post on how to clean a stylus.

I’ve only cleaned mine about 3 times.

But I do clean my records a lot :star_struck::star_struck::star_struck:

Fuck - 101st post


#104

You need to clean it more often then


#105

Anyway, back to the stylus :worried:


#106

Bought a cheap cart 2nd hand a while back,sounds a bit rubbish so having a close look at it,it looks like it is gunked up
Tried a soft brush,that magic sponge thingy to no avail

Anyone tried an ultra sonic for stylus cleaning?


#107

Have you tried a gel pad like the Vinyl Passion one?

If so & still gunked will need to look at it under your scope & clean it off


#108

Don’t have one,but don’t think it would do it as it seems caked on.


#109

Send it up to me :+1:


#110

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#111

I use the AT vibrating cleaner as a last resort, works most of the time. First choice is to blow the fluff off, then the stickly VP pot then the vibrating thing.


#112

This stuff looks like someone had baked it on,wouldn’t be surprised to find no tip there once the crud is off


#113

What about a liquid cleaner? If stuff is really caked on it might be the best idea.


#114

The stylus come off,so would be easy to soak it in something


#115

Something like this ?


#116

So, it’s blow job then a vibrator? :wink:


#117

I have degunked a few with tungsten needles under a stereo microscope. Bit of a last resort though.


#118

If you’ve played a record after cleaning that is not completely dry tars / oils and other gunk can re solidify / bake onto the stylus (The diamond gets hot when playing)


#119

I have used the Nagaoka blue juice with some success.


#120

Just remembered i have some stylus cleaner,will dunk it in some for a while


#121

Don’t, especially if it’s alcohol based. I’ll bring your microscope round & do it under that. Alcohol or other solvents will have a go at the glue.


#122

Just put a couple of drops on and left it 10 mins and then used the magic sponge thing.
Seems to have done it. :+1: