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RE: Look on then Last Factory website

I looked up Stylast Stylus Cleaner's MSDS-- these are all on line by law I think-- and the ingredients are pure isopropyl alcohol and water.

So you can mix your own from high-purity reagent-grade IPA you can buy on Amazon a $12 a quart-- that and a jug of distilled will should last 7Xforever. I'd go no stronger than 1/3 IPA- research arguments about IPA un-bonding your diamond and play safe.

Everyone must agree that cleaning your stylus is a good thing, right? I wouldn't use matchbook strikers, spongy things, adhesive gels, etc etc- they seem too crazy although they have deep adherents here in the Asylum.

Stylast Stylus Preservative Preservative has a mix of 10-40% (huh?!) "proprietary ingredients" , the balance being "perflourintated compounds." (That's the same ingredients listed on the Stylast MSDS for their Record Preservative.) The most common PFC's seem to be "fluorinated surfactants" - very strong sh*t, with very bad environmental effects. Preservative? It's just one Bear's opinion but I wouldn't put any on my needle, my records or my white mice.

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