I think Naptha might kill you if you drank it! I was referring to
Everclear, which somebody mentioned, a drinking alcohol that is nothing but
pure alcohol. That's a serious drink too, of course!
I'm glad you got something that worked well on your tape.
On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Bruce Whisler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks everyone - I just got back to this tape and the Naphtha worked
> great. I just completed a much better transfer thanks to your expert tips!
> Since I used Naphtha I probably should not drink it as John suggests.......
> Bruce Whisler
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape
> Or maybe just forget about the tape and drink the Everclear.
> John Haley
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:43 AM, Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I had great luck using Everclear. Depending on which state you live
> > in, you may not be able to get it. Used sparingly, it's never damaged
> > acetate tape, or polyester tape for that matter. Dries quickly. And
> > the bottle looks pretty cool in your studio too.
> > On Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:21:12 +0000, Bruce Whisler <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >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
> > sticky residue?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Bruce Whisler
> > >=====================================================================
> > >===