They definitely do not need baking, they are dry and thus squealing. I was
under the impression that they were just a thinner 176. The 176 is a great
tape in my experience.
On Mon, 23 Nov 2020 at 11:33 Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Shai,
> I have a stack of 3M Pro Pack 177 (1 mil) n 10.5" reels. Not back
> coated. Had them for about 40 years. All ex radio station log tapes.
> Mostly they are OK but a little shedding so sometimes need more
> cleaning of tape path than usual. Definitely nothing as bad as the
> main SSS type tapes. I dont think I've ever baked any but have
> thought they might need it if they ever got any worse.
> Cheers Tim
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> Subject:[ARSCLIST] Scotch AV177 sqealing
> Does anyone have experience with this formulation? I always thought
> it was
> the 1 mil version of the 176, but I have 3 tapes now that are
> squealing worse than cats in heat.
> Shai Drori
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