The last three days I’ve spent spraying every record with a liberal amount of “cleargroove” record cleaning fluid prior/whilst playing.
This “playing wet” malarkey is wonderful. Snap, crackle & pop are gone, everything sounds better.
As I’m in the habit now of checking and cleaning the stylus after every side it’s no great drama for me. It does dig out a lot of crap though, I’m operating on the assumption that playing them wet is actually just cleaning them with the added benefit of the record sounding good whilst it’s being cleaned.
They certainly look cleaner after they’ve been played.
Try it, you’ll be surprised as to the improvement.