Interestingly enough - I have a rather large camera collection in my
lobby and the leatherette finish on some of the 1970's Kodak Camera
products (such as the Super 8mm motion picture cameras) are also turning
What about using very hot water to soften and remove the foam from
between the CD's? In that way one does not stand the risk of clouding
the CD surface with a chemical.
On 9/29/2015 2:03 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Alan:
> Yes, agree. However, let me report that I just salvaged several Kodak
> slide carousel trays from the 1980s, and the foam was in good shape. I
> still threw it out, knowing it would eventually go bad.
> I do think the US and European versions of this foam were different
> "recipes," and that the US version tends to last longer and
> deteriorate more as a somewhat sticky powder rather than a ruinous
> gooey ooze. It probably also depends on climate (temp and humidity).
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Chandos CD ALERT
>> The same foam warning should be applied to many AV products and
>> - 3M 2" videotape cases from the 1960s used a foam gasket that
>> - Some Kodak 35mm Carousel slide drum cardboard boxes had a
>> sheet of
>> foam in them.
>> - Some electronic component packaging and carrying cases were/are
>> foam lined.
>> - Some 3M 1" and 2" videotape reels had a foam lined upper flange.
>> in this case, the problem was not with the foam but rather with the
>> that leaked through the foam onto the tape pack.
>> Alan Lewis
>> Washington, DC
>> In a message dated 9/29/2015 12:41:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> Last night I pulled out a Chandos CD set that I had bought in the
>> and was horrified to see that the foam sheet that was placed between
>> facing CDs was rotting and adhering to the CDs. This residue seems
>> to be
>> unremovable, rendering the CDs unplayable. When I got home I checked
>> other Chandos
>> box sets and found the same problem developing. Strangely I looked at
>> other brands similarly packaged and there didn't seem to be a
>> problem. However
>> I am now removing these sheets from ALL such sets.
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