aperry at snowmoose.com
Tue Apr 28 17:37:13 CDT 2020
On 4/28/20 11:47 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> I'm a bit surprised that this is even a "thing" in the audio business.
> Restorers have been baking audio tapes for a long time.
That is acknowledged in the slides, isn't it?
"Thermal Baking: A popular, poorly understood remedy"
"Most common remediation (successfully used for decades)"
"No consistent baking procedures - to this day audio tape users argue
about about why it works."
> Isopropanol does not clean the sticky deposits from equipment--you must
> use a stronger solvent. Acetone, Perc or MEK generally does the trick.
I am trying to read a bunch of late 80s QIC-24 tapes (Sun/Computervision
install media). In addition to the normal QIC band problem, I am seeing
problems with the tape sticking on the metal posts that the tape goes
around to change direction towards the reels. Should I try wiping the
posts with acetone or wiping the tape with cyclomethicone? Should I be
baking the tapes? If so, what is a safe way to bake QIC cartridges?
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