Any chance of harmful effects when the powder gets into motor and
capstan bearings? Graphite might be better this way.
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Feb 22, 2006, at 11:23 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Angie,
> What scares me about talcum (and graphite to some extent) is the
> potential for spacing loss between the head and the tape. Graphite is
> a known tape lubricant (it was used extensively in tape cartridges).
> Talcum's particle size and propensity to adhere to its neighbouring
> particles makes it more of a concern.
> Perhaps Peter Brothers has something to say about this?
> I would think the high frequency response would be quite variable as
> the hydrolysis products and the talcum could (at least as I'm
> imagining it now) create quite a "paste."
> Someone should try it and evaluate it. Here's more than I knew about
> the substance: