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Stylus cleaning
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As the proud and nervous owner of a new Nagaoka MP-200, I'm wondering how people clean their needles? I've seen the Nagaoka ckeaning fluid. Has anyone used it? Are there any downsides, or things to avoid? What about brushing? I've also seen people using "magic erasers" to reportedly good effect. Anyone tried this?

 

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RE: Stylus cleaning

I use this stylus brush from Clearaudio,

 

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But thinking in buying this... :?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZERODUST-ONZOW-JAPAN-STYLUS-CLEANER-BRAND-NEW-FRESH-SEALED-FREE-SHIPPING-FRM-EU-/231267216014?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35d899aa8e

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RE: Stylus cleaning

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I use this stylus brush from Clearaudio,

 

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But thinking in buying this... :?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZERODUST-ONZOW-JAPAN-STYLUS-CLEANER-BRAND-NEW-FRESH-SEALED-FREE-SHIPPING-FRM-EU-/231267216014?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35d899aa8e

the Onzow is now what I use every 10 or so records, the brush every side

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I use this stylus brush from Clearaudio,

 

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But thinking in buying this... :?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZERODUST-ONZOW-JAPAN-STYLUS-CLEANER-BRAND-NEW-FRESH-SEALED-FREE-SHIPPING-FRM-EU-/231267216014?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35d899aa8e

the Onzow is now what I use every 10 or so records, the brush every side

 

is it worth it? The Onzow?

when i want the extra cleaning of the stylus i use a drop of isopropyl alcohol in the brush...

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RE: Stylus cleaning

stevebrock wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I use this stylus brush from Clearaudio,

 

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But thinking in buying this... :?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZERODUST-ONZOW-JAPAN-STYLUS-CLEANER-BRAND-NEW-FRESH-SEALED-FREE-SHIPPING-FRM-EU-/231267216014?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35d899aa8e

the Onzow is now what I use every 10 or so records, the brush every side

 

i use them both, but reverse Steve's frequencies.  I've thinking of getting this http://www.analogueseduction.net/stylus-cleaners/vinyl-passion-dust-buster-stylus-cleaner.html to see how it compares to the Onzow.

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RE: Stylus cleaning

The Onzow works well IMO, and it has a handy magnifier in the lid - you would be amazed to see the timy particles of dust on it!

 

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Another  thing I think is worth is this little bubble level, got one two weeks ago 

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RE: Stylus cleaning

Thanks everyone. Have ordered the Zerodust.  Smile

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RE: Stylus cleaning

Onzo Zerodust turned up today.  Smile

 

First dunk in the blob left a black mark - seems to me a better way of doing it compared to a brush!

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Onzo Zerodust turned up today.  Smile

 

First dunk in the blob left a black mark - seems to me a better way of doing it compared to a brush!

Im always looking thru the magnifier at my stylus!

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Waxy wrote:

Onzo Zerodust turned up today.  Smile

 

First dunk in the blob left a black mark - seems to me a better way of doing it compared to a brush!

Im always looking thru the magnifier at my stylus!

 

 

My other half is out. I'm reliving my somewhat metallic teenage years (poor neighbours). Most of the records are 25+ years old and dirty. The Onzo is getting a good workout after every side!

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stevebrock wrote:

Waxy wrote:

Onzo Zerodust turned up today.  Smile

 

First dunk in the blob left a black mark - seems to me a better way of doing it compared to a brush!

Im always looking thru the magnifier at my stylus!

 

how do you clean the Zerodust? Is it washable?

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RE: Stylus cleaning

The instructions just say to wash in in warm water with "detergent".

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yes washable - bit of detergent warm water

 

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Having just installed my own

Having just installed my own Nag MP-200, I was thinking about getting a proper stylus cleaner, and seemed to remember people recommending some sort of gunk that you plop your needle down onto, so I did a forum search and find it's the Onkow Zerodust I want.

When I read this:

stevebrock wrote:
the Onzow is now what I use every 10 or so records, the brush every side

I thought Steve had said 'this is what I use every 10 or so seconds! I thought, that's a bit over-the-top...

I'll get ordering a Zerodust then. Only the price of an LP, gotta be worth it I reckon if it works.

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