Stylus Care & Preservation

How to Care for Your Stylus to Extend Stylus Life and Decrease Record Wear

Clean Your Stylus

Last Stylus Cleaner and Stylast Stylus Treatment
Last Stylus Cleaner and Stylast Stylus Treatment

A clean stylus protects your record from abrasion damage caused by dirt that has adhered to the stylus tip. LAST Stylus Cleaner chemically cleans the stylus. It removes all accumulated deposits and particles. It is completely safe for all stylus and cartridge assemblies because it contains no components that can damage the stylus suspension. Recommended cleaning frequency: Clean the stylus after the end of playing a succession of records so that you start with a chemically clean stylus the next time you want to play records. Also, clean your stylus anytime you see any visible debris or hear any playback distortion.

Increase Stylus and Record Life with STYLAST Stylus Treatment

STYLAST Stylus Treatment dramatically reduces the friction at the stylus/groove interface by  reducing the surface free energy of the vinyl. STYLAST benefits from the same thermodynamic principles that led to LAST Record Preservative, resulting in:

  • Stylus life extension up to 10 times.
  • Reduced distortion and improved sonic performance
  • Increased stylus tracking ability
  • Increased stylus suspension life
  • Reduced record wear

STYLAST is not a lubricant and leaves no residue. It is effective throughout the entire play of one side of an LP record. By following the directions, STYLAST cannot be over-applied.

Recommended usage: Apply STYLAST just prior to every play.