8 inch floppies, decaying

Christian Corti cc at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Wed Jul 11 04:21:11 CDT 2018

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018, dwight wrote:
> I've had the goo from the adhesive of 5.25 inch 360k disk come through 
> the nice liner and make gobs on the disk. I tried several thing but 
> found that isopropanol worked without removing any of the magnetic 
> material ( maybe s tiny amount that was likely loose already ). I'm not 
> saying it would be the same for 8 inch disk. Once working I did copy 
> them to floppies without liners.

I use Screen 99 for cleaning floppies, and that has proved to be the best 
so far, giving a clean and smooth surface. There's no need to grapple with 
several different fluids. I don't even use lint-free cloths and the like, 
I use paper towels. The surface is so smooth that all the remaining dust 
can be blown away easily.


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