I have cleaned a couple of reels of pre stainless steel recording wire
which were rusted with an ink eraser.
A couple of passes and turns of the eraser to supply a new face as the
wire cut into the eraser worked beautifully.
Gentle tension, of course.
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That's an interesting question. I've dealt with only several dozen
wire recordings here and have never seen any with a need for
cleaning. At least supposedly recording wire is stainless steel; so
under reasonably normal circumstances, it should only suffer from
dirt and dust, which could be cleaned off by winding in each
direction with some such nonwoven fabric as Pellon, which can be used
for cleaning audiotapes and which should not shed or cause problems
03:47 PM 4/3/2007, you wrote:
>Greetings... I am looking for information about appropriate cleaning
>procedures/products for wire recordings. When you have encountered
>wire recordings, what kinds of cleaning issues have you had to face?
>What have you used that works? What would you warn someone away from?
>I am attempting to assemble a guide as part of a class assignment
>(due April 17), so any information or pointers thereto would be
>greatly appreciated. Please email me offlist at
>[log in to unmask] I will post the results of whatever I
>collect to the list.
>Thanks very much,
>Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik
>School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin