I did a similar joy a few years ago- would you believe duct tape? and gently
used Ronson lighter fluid on a cue tip, oh so gently applied.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape
If you can find a place to experiment a little, you could try using a piece
of Scotch tape (the desk kind that is opaque, not recording tape), sticking
it over the goo and gently pulling it off. This might remove the goo
without pulling any oxide off the tape. If it removes any oxide, don't do
this. For old mylar or acetate tapes, I have found this can be an effective
way of removing the old goo from failed splices from the backside of the
tape, so they are clean to resplice them. Otherwise the new splice may fail.
On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Bruce Whisler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> To clarify, the tape is dragging as it comes off of the reel due to
> adjacent layers of the tape sticking together. Any tips appreciated.
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape
> Hello all:
> I am working with an acetate tape from 1970 that has had some previous
> breaks and splices. It appears that splicing tape was not used, but
> possibly off-the-shelf adhesive tape was used and trimmed for width.
> This has resulted in some sticky goo adhering to the adjacent layers
> and the tape drags on playback, even though I have redone the splice
> with proper splicing tape. Can anyone advise on how to clean off the
> Bruce Whisler