Help me make sense of cleaning fluids!

slowGEEZR

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With my VPI 16.5, I use the Nitty Gritty Purenzyme+ followed by Nitty Gritty Pure 2. It is important to follow the instructions, as it really does take about a minute for the enzyme cleaner to do it's stuff. Before vacuuming, apply the Pure 2 to the record surface where the Purenzyme* already has done it's stuff, there is a chemical reaction that you can smell, as the combined chemicals do their work. After vacuuming and before playing, a few zaps from a Milty Zerostat will remove any static. I've been using a Zerostat for many years and they work. Also, if pants or shirts stick to your skin due to static, a few zaps from the Milty will fix that, too. I'm currently working with my dealer to purchase a new Keith Monks unit (I still am not sure which one) and will probably switch over to their new fluid.
 

rockitman

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Unfortunately, those are not in my budget. Having said that, I don't really notice any issues with static using my method.
The way to test is to put a record on the platter and look for any dust particles from a sleeve, ect. Use a photo blower ball puff of air to see if the dust just blows away. If it doesn't and just creeps along the record surface, there is some static.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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The way to test is to put a record on the platter and look for any dust particles from a sleeve, ect. Use a photo blower ball puff of air to see if the dust just blows away. If it doesn't and just creeps along the record surface, there is some static.
just tried that on about 4 LP sides....there was the odd spec of dust after removal from the anti-static sleeve, give it a puff of air with a photo blower as you said.....it floated away. No static.
 

BobM

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Personally I found I got very good results using the Disk Doctor fluid and brushes on my 16.5. L'Art du Son is also highly recommended by a good friend, but it is certainly more pricey. VPI fluid is no better than anything you could mix up yourself from alcohol, water and a drop or two of photoflow and not as effective as the others.
 

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