@whart Thanks for the input. The VPI is in a room with tile floors and I'm usually barefoot. The static isn't a huge issue by any means. Any static that is detected with my highly scientific "forearm hair test" is zapped with the Furutec. I guess the real question is: Is the small amount of static present after vacuuming going to attract more airborne detritus to the vinyl surface than what would accumulate with the blow dry of the Degritter prior to sleeving? Such worries!!
@antinn Thanks again for all your input, current and past. I use the Clearaudio ratio exactly as outlined, but have substituted DIW for their cleaning fluid, so hopefully no issue. I guess this was a more cerebral conundrum than an actual physical problem, trying to fine tune my process as much as possible. Static doesn't really seem to affect my play back, particularly since I started using a Ronxs lighter and tiger cloth. I, too,balk at the idea of using additives to an ultra clean vinyl surface.