Out of my 1000+ vinyl collection I have about 50 pre owned LP’s. However since changing from an AT-OC9 to a DV XX-2 I never play them for fear of damaging the stylus. Not from the grooves, rather what may be lurking inside them - old residues from stylus cleaning fluids, anti static sprays and the like that may affect the stylus.
I use a Moth RCM to clean my vinyl but know this isn’t 100% effective. I’m thinking of getting an ultrasonic machine at some point which I think would clean used vinyl better. I’ve also thought about going over my used vinyl with PVA before giving it a clean on the Moth, but I’m a tad concerned at what residue the glue may leave behind.
Do you guys have any trusted methods for cleaning pre owned vinyl or do you just play it and not worry?