black paper tape = mylar?

From: Joe <>
Date: Mon Oct 6 22:15:05 2003

At 08:28 PM 10/6/03 +0100, you wrote:
>On Oct 6, 8:12, Lyle Bickley wrote:
>> I'd contact the seller and ask them if the tapes are oiled (you can
>smell the
>> oil) - if so, they are not mylar. (I've used a lot of that
>black/oiled tape
>> - btw, mylar tape is typically not black, IMHO and experience)
>You can often *feel* the oil. By a curious coincidence, I was talking
>to a guy, this morning, who still sells paper tape and used to be
>involved in its manufacture. He told me how it was oiled in bulk, and
>how they used to do it in small batches for special jobs. I now know
>how to oil my own :-)

   What kind of oil do they use on it?


>Pete Peter Turnbull
> Network Manager
> University of York
Received on Mon Oct 06 2003 - 22:15:05 BST

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