At 01:56 AM 2/20/2006, Geeta Jatania wrote:
>Last year, I can came across an awful brand from the 70's called "Klarion"
>- some which even after baking did not play particularly well. Moreover,
>the adhesive on all the splices had not withstood the tests of time.
Be aware (or beware) there is a failure mode that some of us are
calling Loss of Lubricant (or LoL, though it's not a laughing matter)
that at first looks like Sticky Shed Syndrome (SSS) but isn't. If
anything, baking may make it worse by driving out more lubricant. The
best bet is to lubricate the tapes and this has been discussed at
length here and elsewhere. The person who has done the most in this
area that I'm aware of is Marie O'Connell now in Mississippi,
formerly in New Zealand.
Tape Restoration Seminar: MAY 9-12, 2006; details at Web site.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
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