You've by now learned what WD40 is. DO NOT follow the strategy described in
an earlier posting using WD40. It's akin to using cling wrap in place of a
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Birgit Lotz Verlag <
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> what is WD40???
> Ted Kendall schrieb:
>> On 14/08/2012 21:12, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>> Hi, Shai,
>>> No apology needed...I appreciated you mentioning the technique.
>>> Have you had success with it?
>>> On 2012-08-14 1:35 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>>>> I feel an apology is in order on my part. I was running out the door
>>>> and totally forgot about Richards website. Not to mention that I should
>>>> have credited him. Check out the a77 in the fridge picture. LOL
>>> With the usual caveats, this worked on a reel of Shamrock under extreme
>> duress (many years ago, I may add) :
>> The tape in question was a dub of ETs of Buddy Holly's hometown radio
>> station on the day of his death, and was required yesterday for a TV
>> production (aren't they always?). I had a Revox 700 to hand, but could not
>> stop the tape squealing. In desperation I sprayed the tape with WD40.
>> Instant success! - followed by instant failure as the lubricant passed on
>> and the squeal returned. Eventually, however, I found that wedging some
>> cotton bud tip betwixt erase head and fixed guide, in contact with the
>> tape, and dousing it every three seconds with the WD40 enabled silent
>> playback. Of course, it created a b-awful mess of tape and machine, but
>> this cleaned up all right, and in any case the job sometimes has to come
>> before the tool!
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