From: "Jay West"
Speaking of which....
I have two TU58 drives, both have a bad set of rollers. One is built into
the 11/44 cabinet, one is a standalone desktop version. I decided to follow
the "tygon tubing solution", but haven't actually done it yet. I have two
1) What is the best way to cut the tubing to get nice clean round edges? I
tried to make a slice, but the tube gets bent/flattened due to the pressing
down of the blade so the resulting cut is "oval". Some kind of hot
wire/knife maybe? Gently sawing would leave jagged edges... ideas?
Try rolling it with a blade. Don't try to cut all the way though
on each pass, just cut a little deeper.
2) The old gummy roller comes off, but there is still some gunk left on the
metal capstan center. I could put the tube over this, but it may slip a bit
perhaps. Is there a good way to get the final remaining goo off the capstan?
I'm afraid to scrub it or anything for fear of damaging the tachometer hub.
Clean it off! Try various solvents.
Oh, and also, anyone have a good source for blank media
for the TU58?
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