8 inch floppies, decaying

steven at malikoff.com steven at malikoff.com
Wed Jul 11 03:17:15 CDT 2018

Fred asked
> What concentration of IPA were you using?

99% Laboratory grade. Not very pleasant to have on the skin, it dries it out shockingly.

> There might be a difference in results between 70% and 91%
> There might also even be a difference in the oxide formulation between
> brands.  (If Chuck was trying to clean a Wabash, then it might dissolve
> right through the plastic.)

I've had Computer Resources, Wabash and other cheap diskettes long ago, they were
none too good. Verbatim and Dysan always seemed pretty reliable for me.

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