This anti-static, two-ply carbon fibre brush is an excellent anti-dust brush for dry use before and after every listening session on your vinyl records. The anti-static brush is the second best way to clean a record: record washing machines or the use of special brushes for washing are the most effective method. But even a washed record needs to be cleaned of dust and debris after washing both before and after each listen. The dust is abrasive and, due to the pressure exerted on the surface of the record by the cartridge, it causes friction and heat, which can permanently damage the groove in your vinyl. The antistatic brush has over a million conductive carbon fibres. They are so microscopic that they fit into all the grooves and their electrical conductivity allows the electrostatic charge in the disc to be drained. There is no grounding because there is no need: the electrostatic charge, being high voltage and low amperage, is easily dissipated on contact with the body of its user. The antistatic brush does not damage your vinyl records at all.