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    A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

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    deepee99

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    A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:50 pm

    There's a goat-hair record-cleaning brush with the improbable name of "Okki Nokki" for $40, see:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OY1724?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00
    that actually works.
    I purchased mine back in October. It's a dry brush so no need for fluid refills.
    I have used this on new vinyl and old. It does the best job of any dry- or wet-brush cleaning method I've ever tried and has yet to shed a bristle. One or two trips around the record, then just brush the dust-line off.
    No fiduciary or pecuniary interest in whoever makes this thing. It just works, and generates zero static.


    Tube Nube

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by Tube Nube on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation. I think that company also makes highly regarded record cleaning machines at a very good price.

    Pillo69

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by Pillo69 on Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:10 am

    The cleaning system is a result of better ultrasonic machine.

    Dave_in_Va

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by Dave_in_Va on Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:02 am

    I have an Okki Nokki record washing machine. It works fine. I believe the newer ones had a transformer overheating problem.
    Also, there is zero communication from Okki Nokki if you have a question and some accessories are difficult to source (45 rpm vacuum brush).
    If I had it to do all over, I'd go with VPI.

    Tube Nube

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by Tube Nube on Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:05 pm

    Glad I went with the VPI, myself, but I will order that camel hair record brush . . . or whatever it is.

    deepee99

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by deepee99 on Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:44 pm

    Tube Nube wrote:Glad I went with the VPI, myself, but I will order that camel hair record brush . . . or whatever it is.
    I have the VPI wet-washer as well, but that's like a Sunday "project" when you pull out a stack of vinyl that survived all your college keg parties and attempt to rehab same -- for which purpose the VPI is well-suited.
    The Nokki brush can be used wet or dry (I have not tried any fluids with it) so you can just keep it handy next to the turntable. Again, what's remarkable about it just as a dry brush is it seems to generate no static while digging out a lot of crud.
    It is time to toss the Watts DiscWasher apparatus into the nearest Salvation Army box, methinks.
    -d-

    sKiZo

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by sKiZo on Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:10 pm

    Interesting ... now with two, two, TWO rows of goat!

    Been meaning to try one of these myself ...

    Carbon fiber bristles - about a billion of them - so any dust gets trapped while all the static gets drained. Sounds promising. Half the price too.

    In the meantime ... this one and my discwasher still do yeoman duty here.


    deepee99

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    Re: A dry record-cleaning brush that actually works

    Post by deepee99 on Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:20 pm

    Skiz,
    I'll give you my carbon-fibre Audioquest brush and toss in the ground-wired $75 brush I got from Maple Sounds or whomever, just kick down S&H -- $10 -- to preserve my pride.
    Goat, camel, whatever. This baby works.


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