In five decades of head cleaning, surgical grade Isopropyl Alcohol or
heptane (Lighter Fluid) worked efficaciously without any problems. We
usually call that a Professional Solution.
On 1/17/12, Gregorio Garcia Karman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear list.
> I need some advice on cleaning the heads of two Studer A67 and B67 machines.
> The recommendations I have received from two different professionals are:
> - Isopropilic alcohol 99 %
> - A mix of 89 % xylene, 11% Tricholoethane.
> I have found some denaturalized alcohol from a colleague from the
> conservation department of a museum nextdoor or 80% isopropilic alcohol from
> Maplin. The easiest would be to stick to one of the latter, but I am looking
> for the professional solution and don't want to make compromises. Moreover,
> a number of tapes in the collection are dirty and I suspect that a number of
> them will be shedding, so I expect to be doing a lot of cleaning.
> Apologies if is has been asked before, but I did some searching but could
> not find a response in the archives.
> Huge thanks and cheers
> Gregorio Garcia Karman
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