I have a tape that I cannot get to play as it was left too near a
source of heat for too long. It is about 0.18 inches wide instead of
0.24 and is very dry and brittle.
I have attempted all the usual tricks, including hydration, but there
is only one way of transferring this that I am aware of:
Apply new backing to the tape.
Has anyone done this?
What I am imagining is a source spool of 1/4" wide by 1200 foot long
roll of 3M correction tape with a Post-It note like surface - in
fact, it would be good to be 7/32" wide. Of course, with the tape
being narrower than this in many spots, we'd need a way of
de-activating the adhesive where there is no tape.
I see putting this down manually (can you say tedious?) on a custom -
made 3-spindle device that would look something like a 3-spindle KEM
editor, but with manual rewinds.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Media web: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm