What do you people use for tape cleaning ?

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Thu Mar 1 10:38:55 2001

There's a swab that's flat and has a non-fibrous chanois like material on
them that you can get for cassette and vcr heads that work really well too
but you usually have to buy 2 or 3 dozen at a time.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Bruce Lane
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 9:12 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: What do you people use for tape cleaning ?

At 09:26 01-03-2001 +0200, you wrote:

>as the subject says, what do you people use for tape cleaning ?


        Been using 99% isopropyl alky here for years. No problems to date.

        The only thing I will say is that you shouldn't use standard Q-tips for
swabs. They're loosely wound, and come apart way too easily. Use either
foam swabs, or cotton-tippers that are explicitly designed for cleaning
tape heads (tight-wound, long wooden sticks).

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
http://www.bluefeathertech.com // E-mail: kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com
Amateur Radio: WD6EOS since Dec. '77 (Extra class as of June-2K)
"I'll get a life when someone demonstrates to me that it would be
superior to what I have now..." (Gym Z. Quirk, aka Taki Kogoma).
Received on Thu Mar 01 2001 - 10:38:55 GMT

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