In my experience the longer you bake for, the better the result, so 48 hours
is a minimum for me.
2011/3/22 Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
> 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