STYLAST Stylus Treatment


Extend and improve the life of your stylus with Stylast Stylus Treatment. Stylast dramatically reduces the friction at the stylus/groove interface, resulting in extended stylus life, reduced distortion, increased tracking ability, and reduced record wear.


STYLAST Stylus Treatment is effective through the entire play of one side of an LP record. A bottle typically lasts 3-4 years for most users.

Two characteristics determine stylus lifetime: physical wear of the stylus contact faces, and the condition of the stylus suspension system. Stylast addresses both of these failure types.

Over time, wear of the contact faces becomes apparent as noise and distortion, and as seen with microscopic examination. To prevent wear to the stylus, Stylast behaves similar to a microscopic gas bearing. As the record plays, Stylast transforms into a gas at the point of contact, reducing friction and also dissipating heat.

Hardening of the elastomeric components through oxidation and loss of plasticizers causes stylus suspension failure. In the worst cases this results in collapse of the suspension. STYLAST Stylus Treatment addresses these failure types. Although Stylast is applied to the stylus tip, its extraordinarily low surface tension allows it to work its way upward over time along the stylus cantilever towards the suspension. Stylast absorbs into the elastomeric suspension and prevents it from hardening due to age, heat, atmospheric pollutants, dry air, or harsh cleaners.

Use Stylast on every play, and clean your stylus with LAST Stylus Cleaner whenever you detect dirt or mis-tracking.

Positive Feedback forum“I’ve been a faithful user of Last products for a couple of decades, especially Stylast preservative. … In my experience, it really works; I’ve got a mini-microscope that I use to periodically inspect stylus tips. I have an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge that’s seen intermittent use over a ten year period; it has served up hundreds of hours of playback. While I’m pretty certain that the cantilever suspension is no longer functionally perfect, a quick examination with the mini-microscope shows the diamond tip to be in perfectly pristine condition. The 2M Blue is now retired, but it definitely stands as a testament to the power of Stylast.” – Tom Gibbs, Positive Feedback Issue 103

Additional information

Weight 2.2 oz
Dimensions 5.85 × 3.125 × 1.375 in


  • .25 fl. oz. / 7 ml bottle of STYLAST Stylus Treatment with in-cap brush for application


Instructions for STYLAST Stylus Treatment pdf file

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