A GOOD dry record cleaning device

I have  tried several “on turntable platter” dry” cleaning brushes. I currently wash my albums (wet clean) with a Spin Clean wash manual system before they are ever played.  I currently use Audio Quests’ new Carbon fiber brush first and then a Big Fudge cleaner with their cleaning solution afterwards before the stylus drops onto vinyl.  (Yes I clean the stylus too). I am not sold the Big Fudge is cleaning the grooves well enough…

Can y’all give me your thoughts and suggestions please for a better cleaner?


Maybe Neil Antin in another update, can show methods to keep Cleaning Bristles in their cleanest condition.  


I gave up using any dry brush on a record over a year ago.  I just use the Teflon rod that I address in the book with current updates.  For me it works good enough and is easy to keep clean. 

To clean a dry brush using a dry process you may want to try a low-tack silicone roller - Amazon.com: YYQTGG Dust Removal Roller Plastic Handle Electrostatic Safe Low Tack Silicone Film Roller for Fiber Removal Circuit Board (10in) : Tools & Home Improvement.  I use the 4-in version to clean the platter mat that I use.  It does not appear to leave any residue and they last a long time.  The roller is easy to clean under flowing water (use your fingers to gently clean) and then rinse with DIW, shake and let dry.  

Take care,



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@jasonbourne71  Sounds like the roller I used to get lint on my suit. Put it under the tap and the lint washed right off. 

These sticky rollers are excellent for “big” stuff like pet hair or bits of paper sleeve. If you find they introduce static (sometimes can) then an anti-static gun may be on order. An absolutely dry solution (because the rollers won’t work if wet from cleaning, until they dry).

OP, a brush with cleaning solution is not a dry brush “solution,” per se. 😉

I won’t use any dry brush on a record for the same reason I won’t use a broom without a dustpan on the floor, FWIW.

The RECORD RESCUE lint roller is a nice size and works well.  I got mine on Amazon.

If the records have been washed, what you are doing after that is dust removal. I do that bit without touching the disc, firstly removing static with a Furutech Destat III and then, once dust is no longer attracted to the vinyl surface, blow it off with a photographic rocket blower. That removes 99% of visible particles, but if there is something stubborn I'll take it off with the corner of a Goldring "Super Exstatic" velvet/fibre cleaner. It is rare that I have to do that, and I'd probably be better off if I took such a record down to the basement and ran it through the cleaning machines again.