When baking for 48 hours, does it take 48 hours to cool (before safe
spooling), or just the usual 12...?
On Mar 22, 2011, at 8:54 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hello, Shai,
> 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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