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!
Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
53177 Bonn (Germany)