Thanks everyone - I just got back to this tape and the Naphtha worked great. I just completed a much better transfer thanks to your expert tips! Since I used Naphtha I probably should not drink it as John suggests.......
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Haley
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 9:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape
Or maybe just forget about the tape and drink the Everclear.
On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:43 AM, Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I had great luck using Everclear. Depending on which state you live
> in, you may not be able to get it. Used sparingly, it's never damaged
> acetate tape, or polyester tape for that matter. Dries quickly. And
> the bottle looks pretty cool in your studio too.
> On Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:21:12 +0000, Bruce Whisler <[log in to unmask]>
> >Hello all:
> >I am working with an acetate tape from 1970 that has had some
> breaks and splices. It appears that splicing tape was not used, but
> possibly off-the-shelf adhesive tape was used and trimmed for width.
> This has resulted in some sticky goo adhering to the adjacent layers
> and the tape drags on playback, even though I have redone the splice
> with proper splicing tape. Can anyone advise on how to clean off the
> sticky residue?
> >Bruce Whisler