GrooveWasher Walnut Record-Cleaning Kit / SC1 Stylus-Cleaning Kit
GrooveWasher Record-Cleaning KitThe GrooveWasher G2 Fluid is the result of years of research and testing. The selection of ingredients was guided by the formulations of the D series fluids of the 1970s. G2 Fluid is designed for maximum cleaning effectiveness of the delicate vinyl surface and microgroove. Evaporates quickly with no rinsing required. Anti-static action on contact. Just honest cleaning to release the honest sound of the recording.
A two ounce spray bottle has more than 300 fine mist sprays. With the 4 oz refill bottle this kit provides 900+ fine mist sprays. Enough to clean both sides of more than 100 records! (YMMV) 8 ounce refill bottles are available for separate purchase.
Some vinyl record cleaning fluids on the market today are plain distilled water. Or worse, have a high level of alcohol which is an ineffective cleaner and can harm vinyl records. Some so-called record cleaning fluids leave a layer in the microgroove that reduces sound fidelity.
GrooveWasher SC-1 Stylus-Cleaning KitEven if you use your GrooveWasher to clean your records, room dust, lint and cat hair can accumulate on your stylus. Your stylus will "plow" out any debris that isn't removed from a record cleaning. We sourced and tested dozens of brush styles, handle types and bristles. Straight "pencil" brushes. Artist camel hair brushes. Toothbrush styles. Mascara brushes.
We preferred a 90 degree angle. Long bristles so the brush can clean the underside of the cartridge as well as the stylus. Dense bristles to pull off gunky coatings but soft to avoid damage to the stylus or cantilever. Those are the effective cleaning features of our new stylus brush. This brush can be used dry or with a couple of drops of SC1 Fluid.
This kit includes our SC1 Stylus Fluid. It's a cousin of our G2 Fluid with a bit more organic alcohol. The stylus can become clogged with oily pressing release compound from new records and residue from other record cleaning and preservative fluids. SC1 Stylus Fluid dissolves these contaminants and the SC1 Brush removes them.