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AV Galaxy => Planet Audio => Topic started by: Ilovehifi on November 24, 2018, 20:03

Title: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Ilovehifi on November 24, 2018, 20:03

Beside using the brush..

What other best method...
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: lcheetec on November 24, 2018, 20:18
I've used something similar, something you lower your stylus into...

Vinyl Passion Dust Buster Polymer Gel Stylus Cleaner https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VEORZ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hfu-BbT90Q687


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Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 24, 2018, 21:22
https://audiosolutions.net.au/product/ds-audio-st-50-stylus-cleaner/

Like Vinyl Passion in principle but designed to be slim to fit on most platters. Vinyl Passion is too thick to fit
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: DIYer Straits on November 25, 2018, 06:49
Zerodust, after using a modified fine hair cosmetic brush to clean off the big stuff.

There's also the Audio Technica AT637 electronic stylus cleaner and some Last Solution No.3.

But just using the brush is sufficient most times.

EDIT:
I've just read that some vinylheads online have been using those cheap melamine sponges as stylus cleaners. Has anyone here tried it?
I was looking for a cheaper DIY solution to Zerodust (Feck, those buggers are now so expensive?!) and came across it being mentioned several times.
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: BTW on November 25, 2018, 07:10
EDIT:
I've just read that some vinylheads online have been using those cheap melamine sponges as stylus cleaners. Has anyone here tried it?
I was looking for a cheaper DIY solution to Zerodust (Feck, those buggers are now so expensive?!) and came across it being mentioned several times.

Yes those Magic sponge make excellent stylus cleaner.. just be careful when using it. 
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Jagdpanzer on November 25, 2018, 09:28

https://youtu.be/8sftZP6wUlE

DS audio ST50 and its $150 which you can use forever.

Reusable and no stickiness to stylus

Anyone wish to do a mass order?
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 25, 2018, 10:21
Thats the one I use
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: malsound on November 25, 2018, 14:21
http://www.youtube.com/v/bwhymznkWNw&fs=1
I swear by it as I am one who those guys that clean once every sides and have verified with leica microscope from work. Enjoy it doing bj on my stylus on every flip side. ;D

Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: silencer13 on November 25, 2018, 15:00
Correct me if I'm wrong, but looks to me like the Vinyl Passion, DS and Zerodust are all basically the same product in different packaging?
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: malsound on November 25, 2018, 15:41
Correct me if I'm wrong, but looks to me like the Vinyl Passion, DS and Zerodust are all basically the same product in different packaging?

All are polymer base but different recipe, they do harden with time. Then again they are the best stuff to keep the stylus in tip top condition .
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Pinky on November 25, 2018, 23:45
I use the VP cleaner after every side. There are of course many variations of the same type of cleaner. I still have an AT 637 ultrasonic cleaner I bought decades ago but it rarely gets used since I changed from a brush to the VP type. The old AT is no longer made of course but Flux sell one that does the same job. I've heard that "Magic Eraser" gets good results but I haven't tried it as yet.
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Gondon72 on November 26, 2018, 11:41
interesting.  so which is more effective?  VP cleaner or Flux hifi cleaner? :)

In the process of searching for one cleaner.  not very sure which is better.
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: francishuang on November 26, 2018, 12:51
To me, vp def cleans better than zerodust. Have not tried the ds audio 1 yet. Flux cleans the best for me, Looks like new aftet cleaning



interesting.  so which is more effective?  VP cleaner or Flux hifi cleaner? :)

In the process of searching for one cleaner.  not very sure which is better.
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: malsound on November 26, 2018, 13:25
To me, vp def cleans better than zerodust. Have not tried the ds audio 1 yet. Flux cleans the best for me, Looks like new aftet cleaning




Francis have you had similar symptoms  like  what Brian Gupton experience.

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/new-flux-hifi-ultrasonic-sylus-cleaner.462751/

Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Pinky on November 26, 2018, 15:49
I VERY rarely use my old AT ultrasonic cleaner, simply because the VP gel does the job just fine for me. The AT was bought in a different age where stylus cleaning was mostly just a quick go over with a small brush and maybe some proprietry liquid on occasion. Times have changed in stylus care technology and for once it seems to be for the better.
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Indising on December 02, 2018, 23:31
https://audiosolutions.net.au/product/ds-audio-st-50-stylus-cleaner/

Like Vinyl Passion in principle but designed to be slim to fit on most platters. Vinyl Passion is too thick to fit


This "looks" very much like the earthquake resistant mats from Daiso. Although never tried....dont intend to take the risk either....may be can try when carts worn out and about to replace
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Jagdpanzer on December 03, 2018, 07:26
Stay clear of Daiso EQ resistant gel if possible - even for anything you want to try. It's absolute madness if you use it on stylus. It's sticky and gooey and you will spend more time removing the sticky residue in our humid climate.

This "looks" very much like the earthquake resistant mats from Daiso. Although never tried....dont intend to take the risk either....may be can try when carts worn out and about to replace
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Indising on December 03, 2018, 21:19
Stay clear of Daiso EQ resistant gel if possible - even for anything you want to try. It's absolute madness if you use it on stylus. It's sticky and gooey and you will spend more time removing the sticky residue in our humid climate.

:D
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: Indising on January 13, 2019, 20:22

There's also the Audio Technica AT637 electronic stylus cleaner and some Last Solution No.3.


Have the AT607 cleaner solution....although haven't used it for a few months already (was told its not good for stylus). so far been managing with the free brush (Hana) and Mofi brush for stubborn dust

Is it true its not good for stylus?.... is it good to use this once in a while?
Title: Re: Best way to Clean your stylus..
Post by: milk_vanilla on January 14, 2019, 08:48
I use DS, after zerodust worn out.
Both are doing good job,

DS is slimmer than zero. Could benefit if the height between your cart/arm and platter is short.