Has there been any recurrence of the MP corroding like in the very early
days, or was that ME?
So much to go wrong...
On 1/21/2016 3:36 PM, lists wrote:
> We have noticed more problems with 8mm tape recently than in the past.
> Unfortunately, that can be said about most tapes. In general, we clean and
> burnish 8mm tapes with great success without baking. Of course, that means
> you have to build an 8mm cleaning machine. We have baked a few 8mm that did
> not respond to clean-only processing and it seemed to work. It could be
> hydrolysis, it could be LOL or it could simply be general shedding due to
> inadequate quality control when manufacturing large quantities of fairly
> cheap consumer tape. Sorry, doesn't really answer your question but, we
> have not actually done any laboratory tests on the 8mm so I would be
> hesitant to give a strong opinion without data to back me up.
> Peter Brothers
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