Even if you use your GrooveWasher to clean your records, room dust, lint and pet hair can accumulate on your stylus. Your stylus will "plow" out any debris that isn't removed from a record cleaning.
We sourced and tested dozens of brush styles, handle types and bristles. Straight "pencil" brushes. Artist camel hair brushes. Toothbrush styles. Mascara brushes.
We preferred a 90 degree angle. Long bristles so the brush can clean the underside of the cartridge as well as the stylus. Dense bristles to pull off gunky coatings but soft to avoid damage to the stylus or cantilever. Those are the features of our new stylus brush. This brush can be used dry or with a couple of drops of SC1 Fluid.
To clean your stylus safely, pull the brush straight back, from the back of the cartridge to the front.