The wet alcohol application is a method that I have frequently used on mild
to moderate "sticktion" problems and it does work (thanks for providing me
with a term for that-I have always referred to it as "tape screech" and was
aware that it is some chemical breakdown in the tape that caused it). In the
future, I know that we will have to employ the baking method for some tapes
that don't respond to the alcohol, so I will be researching that also
(thanks for the research tips also).
One question is does the baking also work on cassette tapes?
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Tape shedding and deterioration
There is another angle to this.
We have great amounts of information on standard sticky-shed.
We do not have information on other failures, some of which do not respond
There was a discussion on one of the lists I'm on -- maybe it was this one
-- I started it -- where playing a tape wet with alcohol was considered OK
I'll tell you, it works.
I'm dealing with a tape right now that is not classic sticky shed. More