WARNING: Clear QIC Tape Bands
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Wed Jan 19 09:48:39 CST 2022
Just as a follow-up, I retensioned and read both tapes with clear bands this morning, and they're fine. Since they were parked, there shouldn't have been anything important there, and it looks like the removed oxide is staying on the band.
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On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 10:46, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 1/18/22 22:32, Alan Perry via cctalk wrote:
> > On 1/18/22 8:22 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> > > You should be warned that Plastibands
> > >
> > > do deteriorate after a year or so--I have a package of them that cannot
> > >
> > > be stretched without breaking.
> > Do you keep them in sealed bags? I keep mine in a zip-lock and the ones
> > that I got a couple years ago stretch just fine. (I checked after I saw
> > this.)
> No, I didn't--I did keep them in a dark, cool place, however. Now, I
> keep bands in my freezer.
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