Agree about 99% isoprop being just fine for heads and guides. Good to know about HDPE containers. I
always wondered how long the isoprop remained at least somewhat alcoholic and not mainly water. My
general MO is to write the date I get it on the bottle and replace it after a year.
Old-school head cleaner was actually mostly xylene, and was usually kept in a glass or metal
container. I have old, I mean old, Ampex head cleaner that still works just fine. But I generally
use isoprop under the theory that it's less harsh, which may or may not be true!
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "H D Goldman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Revox tape deck cleaning kit any good?
> Hi Jan, Tom,
> Years ago we found that Reagent grade 1-propanol was a highly effective & safe cleaner of tape
> heads & guides. It can be stored long term in HDPE drip tip containers. We've kept small
> quantities in the bottles used for our stylus cleaner for years w/o any problems. Most university
> organic chemistry labs have the solvent on hand & would probably give you a few ml.
> Duane Goldman
> On Nov 12, 2013, at 5:04 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Probably just the standard head cleaning solvent and swabs from the day. The only thing I'd worry
>> about is if the solvent is stable in a plastic bottle. Maybe, maybe not.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jan Myren" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:59 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Revox tape deck cleaning kit any good?
>>> Does anybody have any experience with this cleaning kit from Revox for tapehead cleaning on reel
>>> to reel tape recorders?
>>> All the best
> H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
> PO Box 37066 St. Louis, MO 63141 USA
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