Have a similar problem with a VPI TT, which static-clings the mat to the record after playing. This VPI has a thin (~1/16") black rubber washer approx 1" diameter, with the center hole just smaller than the spindle for a friction fit. Actually the washer is used along with the threaded record clamp. When the record is placed on the spindle it floats slightly at center, but then the clamp presses it down flat. Without the washer the record would be panned in the center. The washer also holds the mat in place, & although this thin mat still clings to the record when lifting away, at least it's held in the center by the washer.
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