I've found that longer baking helps. I baked a hundred plus tapes for 48
hours each. This was early 1980s 406 or 456, I forget, but 24 hours
didn't cut it.
On 2011-03-22 4:53 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> Please forgive the cross posting
> I am transferring a few thousand tapes recorded on Ampex 478 from
> 1998. Although baking has cured the sticky shed problem (after 16
> hours though), I am facing a problem of the black backing guncking up
> the transport. It is a big menace. Does anyone have experience with
> this problem? Is there a machine out there like the RTI Tapechek line
> that cleans the tape prior o playing? We are going through tons of
> cleaning materials and losing many hours on it.
> Shai Drori
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