Stylus is all of a sudden collecting white fuzz

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  1. dbarila

    dbarila Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed lately my stylus is collecting a lot of white fuzz. Yes, the records are clean. But I'm getting a bunch of it even after playing one side of a record. Any idea what could cause this to all of a sudden happen?

    I use a generic wet stylus cleaning brush and a magic eraser to clean my stylus but as soon as I clean it with either and play the side of a record it's back.
     
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    Fuzz like lint or are they more like super little wispy ribbons (tangled up)?
     
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    It seems more like lint. But it's very fine so it's hard to tell. And it's really stuck on there, like hard to brush off.
     
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    What do you use to clean your records with? Maybe unrinsed away cleaning solution?
     
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    Maybe. I use TTVJ Vinyl Zyme which I thought might be the case but I played my VMP Demon Days tonight which I only cleaned with my home brew and that did it to.
     
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    What are you drying them with? Nothing that's seen fabric softener, right?
     
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    I'm just vacuuming dry in my Squeaky Clean RCM.
     
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    Did you get a new blanket, rug, pillows anything fabric in the same room?

    Doing any drywall work, plaster, sanding anything like that?
     
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    Adding to this line of thought, construction in the neighborhood with windows open... and pollen.
     
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    Smoke? Candles? Incense?
     
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    Nope to all of the above.
     
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    One of my favorite cartoons ever. I cannot like this enough.
     
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    Same. Chuck Jones cartoons are the best cartoons.
     
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    Could there be some kind it gunk on my stylus that's causing stuff to stick to it easier?
     
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    Does it occur after you have just given records a spin clean? I ask because I got something similar until I changed my cleaning solution.

    Have you done any DIY ? Dust in the air ??

    Has someone dipped your anti-Stat brush in talc?
    That’s all I got !
    Edit :
    Really should read these threads before posting
     
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    I tried a distilled water rinse, played a side and it was still there.
     
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    How old is your stylus? And what type of cart?
     
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    It's a Grado Black1 and I replaced it just after RSD last year so a little less than a year old.
     

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