Shelter 501 II - what to use to clean tip??


There are too many cleaning products on the market these days. Which would you recommend for cleaning the tip of the Shelter 501 cartridge? Thanks cats!!
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I use a matchbook striker to clean mine. I have used this on all my cartridges for over 20 years. Works great and is cheap. Just stroke the stylus once or twice on each contact surface, on the 45 degree angle, like the record groove is passing under it. That's it.

If this bothers you, then there are a number of things, like Record Research liquid, or Zerodust solid that are recommended by cartridge makers.
Hey Tom!!!! Doesn't that catch the cartridge on fire????!!!!!! (ONLY JOKING)...Yes I heard that as well.
I am using the LP #9 from Record Researh given to me graciously by Albert Porter...does quite a good job!!!
I USE THE LP#9 ALSO.IT DOES DO AN EXCELLENT JOB,BUT YOU MUST USE IT SPARINGLY AND GET ONLY THE TIP WITH IT!!TOO MUCH AND IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO WICK ITSELF UP INTO THE CARTRIDGE AND DO DAMAGE.I USE IT ON MY SHELTER 501 AND FROG.
Yes, RWD, you should see the looks on my friends faces, when I use the cartridge to fire up a Stogie! Just kidding!
I do get some looks, though, when I use this method, because people think that it will damage the cartridge. Hasn't happened in 20 years.
Much thanks for the above suggestions...I will attempt Twl's method, it makes total sense and costs zero cents!

btw cats// Which is the correct way to install the Shelter 501...screw in from the top or going from the bottom up?? I have mine screwed in from the bottom going up.

Thanks cats and a great 2003 to you all!!
Screw in from the bottom with the nuts on top. This gives you the ability to hold the nuts from turning when you tighten the cartride. The only cartridges you install with the screws on top is one with a threaded body. Keep the stylus protector in place when doing this, please!
gotcha Twl--and thanks again!