Why are metal reels necessary? Anything hot enough to melt plastic reels
would be damaging the tape too. We bake tapes on plastic reels and
U-Matic videos in the cassettes all the time with no problems.
Robert Hodge wrote:
>Baking your reel to reel tape requires the following:
>1- VERY IMPORTANT !!- Put the tape on a metal reel. When
>transferring the tape to the metal reel, don't allow it to rub against
>guides or heads in the tape machine as it will cause the sticky shead to
>build up in clumps randomly on the tape, and make it all but impossible
>to remove. Wind the tape loosely on the reel. Reels should be evenly
>spaced with an empty reel between each full one.