Dealing with mold takes a special setup, even for inspection. That
"special" setup includes a clean room with heppa filtration. The
operator has to "gown up" (a medical term) as though you are dealing
with a very infectious disease, because you are. Anything less runs the
risk of contamination to the operator and everything within reach of the
mold spores. Which, once airborne, can grow in everything from your air
conditioning ducts to your tape storage area. I can deal with 1/4"
reel-to-reel tapes but nothing larger.
That said, the best advice I can give is to contact some of the
facilities already listed.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 5/7/2018 11:50 PM, Blue Star wrote:
> Hello list members,
> I have just come into ownership of ten 2" reels (24 track) that have
> mildew on the edges. There are some ideas through google search to
> kill the mold then clean it but I would like to hear from you on the
> list. This is to clean the tapes before baking.
> Thank you,
> Buddy Weaver