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Why are metal reels necessary? Anything hot enough to melt plastic reels
would be damaging the tape too. We bake tapes on plastic reels and
U-Matic videos in the cassettes all the time with no problems.

David

Robert Hodge wrote:

>Hello
>
>Baking your reel to reel tape requires the following:
>
>1- VERY  IMPORTANT !!- Put the tape on a metal reel.   When
>transferring the tape to the metal reel, don't allow it to rub against
>guides or heads in the tape machine as it will cause the sticky shead to
>build up in clumps randomly on the tape, and make it all but impossible
>to remove. Wind the tape loosely on the reel.   Reels should be evenly
>spaced with an empty reel between each full one.
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