As I point out in the tuneup video on the do-it-yourself page, it is very important to use anhydrous isopropyl alcohol when cleaning the metal parts of your turntable. Using something from your medicine cabinet, it will likely contain water, and why would you attempt to clean your bearing well only to contaminate it? Tech Spray, in the picture above, sells a pint sized bottle of what you need. (There are other makers.) As it states on the label, it is also safe on plastics.