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I've just found this option how to clean stylus , looks very good and it's cheas as well . 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWf6tlvVss

 

just ordered one  Smile    I'll let You know how it works .

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

Yes, use that myself. The 'magic' cleaner blocks come in many guises and are very cheap, just one will last for ages. I just cut a small piece off and glue it on a coin. You need to be a little careful with it but it works fine.

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A blob of Blu-Tack also work

A blob of Blu-Tack also work well . . .

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

In my experience the white 'Blu Tack' works better.  Smile

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

Al ears wrote:

In my experience the white 'Blu Tack' works better.  Smile

 

??? not tried 'white Blu Tack' Al-ears . . . probably because I dont have any.  I did try it as a fixing (very small pea size) for speakers, same as I tried a black version, neither worked very well in the speaker fixing roll . . .  puzzled

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

We've had that stuff in the cupboard for ages. It's almost essential when you have three small boys... Never thought of using it to clean my stylus. May have to give it a go (pre and Post comparison)...

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

For a recently divorced bloke such as myself who now has to get his own shopping and cleaning products! what is the uk brand known as?  

 

Edit. Found these in ebay for 2quid? 

4 x Magic Sponge Melamine Foam Stain Remover Eraser 

 

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

Looks like someone has turned this into a product   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magic-Stylus-Cleaner-record-turntable-cleaner-...

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

got mine now, how exactly does it work - after all it a bit of sponge FFS

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

cut a bit off, stick it on a coin or similar solid object, place under the elevated tonearm/cartridge then lower the arm into the sponge two or three times.

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

drummerman wrote:

cut a bit off, stick it on a coin or similar solid object, place under the elevated tonearm/cartridge then lower the arm into the sponge two or three times.

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yeah I know how to clean it - but actually HOW deos it clean it Smile

 

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

Ah, my pardon Smile

The sponge has micro fibres which act like hooks, grabbing dirt.

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Cheers Drummerboy......

Cheers Drummerboy...... Genius 

How often to use it? Been using it before a session!

 

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RE: Cheers Drummerboy......

Seen a few posts on this stuff on various forums and Youtube, they also suggest brushing the stylus off after dipping into the sponge to remove any particles that have broken off from the sponge that might be sticking to the stylus.

More detail here    http://www.high-endaudio.com/Magic.html

They are talking about an American product when they talk about the blue layer..... not sure if it exists like that here I've only seen the white stuff in pound shops and on e-bay.

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RE: cleaning stylus with magic cleaner block

As well as my Ortofon stylus brush, I also use one of these Vinyl Passion Dust Busters, it seems to do the trick nicely.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stylus-Cleaner-New-Safe-Easy-to-Use-Polymer-21...

 

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