I've been using denatured alcohol for tape deck head cleaning for years
(about 45 of them) with no adverse effects. Denatured alcohol is pure
alcohol with 3 or 4% other ingredients that make it undrinkable andwill
usually enhance cleaning. I was once told that denatured alcohol will
cause any head laminations to separate. I've never experienced that over
the years and have used denatured alcohol on several different brands
and types of decks, professional, prosumer & consumer.
For cleaning old grease and such, I will typically use Hexane or Naphtha
For general cleaning, I will typically use a surface cleaner such as
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 7/3/2019 2:22 PM, Paul T. Jackson wrote:
> You can find***Isopropyl alcohol 99% at most drug stores. It's been
> used for professional cleaning recording equipment since the 50s.
> On 7/3/2019 2:13 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>> IPA= Isopropanol Alcohol. There are different grades. I use technical
>> grade. You should be able to find it in any lab supply store.
>> Shai Drori
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>> On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 11:03 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> IPA? You wash them in beer? That was just my first thought. Isopropyl
>>> Alcohol is abbreviated IPA? First I heard that.
>>> International Phonetic Alphabet?
>>> Innovative Products of America (IPA®) is an Original Equipment
>>> Manufacturer specializing in the development of innovative tools and
>>> equipment since 1991.
>>> so much for the googlenet.
>>> Lou Judson
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>>>> On Jul 3, 2019, at 12:12 PM, Karl E. Fitzke <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> I've been warned off of IPA in the past, being told it could
>>> dry out rollers. Not hard to imagine if used a lot. It is valuable to
>>> hear you've had success at your rate of use, Shai.
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