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I threw mine away after gunk built up on my stylus that just would not come off. Yeah that stuff is sticky alright!! Right before I sent my Ortofon Cadenza Bronze to SS for a rebuild this year I scrubbed and scrubbed much more vigorously than otherwise because it didn't matter. I raked it with the ME which you are not supposed to do since the stylus could be yanked off. I never got all of it off. I used Magic Eraser and a stylus brush. I now use Last stylast cleaner with ME and brush. I wont use that gunk again. It migrated up my stylus when I dipped too deep. My 2 new cartridges I got this August are super clean. Wiser now.
Using it for years with no problems. But, as with anything to do with stylus cleaning, you have to be careful not to move the cleaner while the stylus is on it. Just down and straight up. Also, I basically just use it between sides, but then use a liquid cleaner after a record or two in order to get whatever buildup is left.
I don't find it any more effective than dry brushing. I didn't know that it has risks with the Ortofons- I knew that alcohol or liquid cleaners were taboo with their cartridges. I use a dry brush, sometimes Magic Eraser, sometimes BluTak (which is, I think, even more effective than the ME). I have had Airtight cartridges for a while and before that, had Lyras. Never had any problem with the Zerodust, though, apart from its efficacy.
Been using it about a year and a half, works good no problems, it isn't that sticky, and given my other styles cleaner involves opening a case, taking the brush out of a little baggie, putting a drop of fluid on it and then carefully swiping the cartridge (AudioTechnica Art9), that also has danger for the careless so the Oxbow is my go to cleaner.
Just be carefull and it'll be good. Gotta be carefull with any stylus cleaner.
Never had any issues with the Onzow although never had an Ortofon cartridge either.
I do not find it to be "sticky gunk" at all?
I can touch it and does not feel sticky or slimy.
I just dip down once or twice lightly between albums.
I also use Stylast every 3 or 4 albums or so.
Not wore out a stylus or damaged one yet......