Brianev wrote:Hi, you need to make sure the stylus isn't clogged with a white residue from the cleaning fluid. I found that the best method for this was, use the Knosti cleaning fluid, then use a rinse fluid. I made my own from IPA, Pure water and wetting agent. It got rid of the residue. Also, found that if the rinse fluid is warmish it will dry better, I store mine in a cupboard near the boiler. Hope this helps
The Knosti fluid is just ethanol (written on the bottle) water and detergent. Things dissolve in the fluid when you wash a record this cant be filtered out. Using the stock fluid is not a good plan, first if you filter and reuse it the crud goes onto the next record, second is it does not rinse well at all and leaves residue, and third it is only ethanol and water with detergent, ethanol is not the best record cleaner anyway, it wont hurt your records but ISO is better at dissolving crud anyway so why use the knosti fluid in the first place?. Any cleaner that leaves so much residue on a record is best avoided.
I use ethanol and detergent, but warm and fresh each time and rinse, then squirt with distilled to finish, it the record is very dirty I use ISO, water and detergent.