Anyone here use a vinyl buddy? (Silicone roller)

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Aladdinsane, May 19, 2018.

  1. Wookie

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    I bought one after reading about it here and it came today, did a great job of cleaning off dust from a new LP that also came today, so far so good :thumbsup:
     

     

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  2. mhjmhjones

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    I don't think you understood my question. Or I don't understand what this thread is about - thought it was about the Vinyl Buddy?
     
  3. 4-2-7

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    I don't really need a lint roller for my records but have been wanting to get one for my platters. This way I can clean then before putting clean records on them.
     
  4. Hajidub

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    I think that's a better way to use it. I've argued against this product until I was blue in the face, but my opponents couldn't grasp my point.
     
  5. Aladdinsane

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    The onzow zero dust is a stylus cleaner that operates essentially on the same concept as a vinyl buddy, eg a sticky material that you lower your stylus onto to remove dust and whatnot. I wouldn't use a vinyl buddy on your stylus, but those onzow zerodusts are magic. Actually the reason that I was curious about trying the vinyl buddy for my records was because the onzow zerodust worked so well at cleaning my stylus.
     
  6. Aladdinsane

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    Just out of curiosity, what is your point?
     

     

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  7. Aladdinsane

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    That sounds interesting! I've never heard of anything like that. I'm pretty happy with my roller for now but I'll be sure to keep that in mind if I ever come across one of those.

    As for my name, I'll let you decide...
     
  8. mhjmhjones

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    Any updates?

    I got one of these Vinyl Buddies a few weeks back and I've been using it. It definitely removes dust from records. I can't say for sure how well it removes dust from deep in the grooves. I have generally been using the Vinyl Buddy forst on dusty records, then follow that with a couple rotations with a carbon fiber brush. I would say if it generates any static, I haven't noticed it. I believe the Vinyl buddy generates less static thatn the brush does.
     

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