Daily, if the machine is in use. All equipment to be used is cleaned
checked for calibration before use. All rubber products (Pinch rollers,
belts, etc.) are cleaned with distilled water and a mild soap. For
storage, all rubber products are treated with a rubber conditioner. I
don't use alcohol base products on pinch rollers and belts because
alcohol tends to dry out rubber products.
The advantage of distilled water is purity. Some people recommend
dieonized distilled because it can work better with some surfactants.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 7/3/2019 8:54 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> Hi Karl
> I clean whenever it’s needed. Reel to reel about twice a week. Cassettes
> about 1-2 a month. I use technical grade IPA
> On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 6:20 Karl E. Fitzke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Time for another check in on this subject.
>> I used to clean my casptan rollers once a week unless noticeably dirty.
>> Life was good. Others began doing it every morning on our cassette decks
>> and now and the decks seem to be more problematic lately. I'm starting to
>> think you can over do it.
>> Maybe another factor is advantages/disadvantages of tap water vs reverse
>> osmosis vs distilled vs deionized?
>> Thanks in advance, brain trust.