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From: Corey Bailey [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 06:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Application method for LAST Tape Preservative

I think you are right!That was meant to read "5 to 7 Ips". There was originally a hyphen between the numbers that I suspect was stripped by the Listserv because it is still there in the Word document I used to compose the message.But hey, 57 Ips ain't so bad. You just have to carefully calculate the EQ time constants.;-)Cheers!CoreyAt 01:17 AM 12/18/2009, you wrote:> I THINK YOU ERRORED IN YOUR SPEED SETTING HERE.>PAUL>>>>>>>Paul Turney>CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message (including any attachments)>is for the sole use of the intended recipient and may contain>confidential and privileged information>>Sirensound Digital UK>Somerford House>22 Somerford Road>Cirencester> ++44 (0) 1285 642289>Sirensound Digital UK>>-----Original Message----->From: Corey Bailey [mailto:[log in to unmask]]>Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 07:42 AM>To: [log in to unmask]>Subject: [ARSCLIST] Application method for LAST Tape Preservative>>Quoting "Richard L. Hess" : > As to The Last >Factory tape products, I found I > had to use >much more than recommended and with > cassettes >and reels that were not back coated but > >squealed, I got minimal results. Hi Richard,I >also found that I have to use much more than >recommended in the white paperprovided by >LAST.Basically, I soak a Texwipe with the >lubricant and apply it to the oxide >whilerewinding or forwarding the tape VERY >SLOWLY. By slowly I mean roughly 5≠7 Ips.While >applying the lubricant, I use an eye dropper to >keep the Texwipe wet. Iwill stop as often as >necessary to re-fold the Texwipe and wet it >again. Thelubricant does evaporate from the >oxide, however I have encountered no >adverseeffects from the layers winding onto the >reel before the lubricant hasevaporated >completely. While I donít drench the tape, I do >make sure that thecoverage is such that the >oxide gets wet. Because Iím coming in direct >contactwith the fluid, I wear rubber gloves for >the application process.Iíve also had excellent >results using this procedure on 16mm & 35mm >magneticfilm. The studio where I work does agree >that the process is viable but isreluctant to >adopt it as standard due the cost of the >lubricant so it isreserved for the most >problematic of media.The Engineering Dept at >this same studio, noting my results, has tried >it onsome sticky Hi-8 video tape with mixed >results.LAST Factory claims that treating >magnetic media with their lubricant willincrease >shelf life. I have no evidence to support that >claim.Until Richardís post, I was unaware of >Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane and somehowmissed >it in all of his writings but I will look into >it and compare notes ifI'm able to try >it.Cheers!Corey BaileyCorey Bailey Audio Engineering