I purchased a couple of tape machines from Otari and the topic of
cleaning the pinch rollers came up. Their representatives at that time
recommended using Formula 409. They claimed it worked well and did not
have any residual effects. I have not used it, but could be a viable
option for the price. Has anyone else heard of using 409?
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Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 6:39 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning Tape Deck Pinch Rollers
> I am transferring some 78s to a cassette deck. I bought some fluid
> specifically to clean the heads from Radio Shack. Since the
> forms of alcohol, it seems to me that the same fluid cannot be used on
> rollers since they are made of rubber.
> What should I use to clean the pinch rollers?
> Thank you.
> Sherwin Cerini