Rehydration was not explored. I found that a B wind worked best on
improving the pack but that requires a period of rest before re-use and, as
usual, I had to work the material immediately to meet a production deadline.


On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Richard L. Hess
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> On 2012-04-18 2:15 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>> Right, Tom, I agree with you that it's possible because of the timing
>> overlap, but what I wanted to know was if anyone had seen 1" acetate. I'm
>> not 100% certain yet and the see-through is unreliable on this due to the
>> width and the edge damage and poor storage conditions (damp basements not
>> in boxes, raw pancakes)
> I am now convinced it is acetate. My usual test is to hold the tape up to
> the ceiling lights in the studio (reflector flood) and I did not really see
> anything. I took a bright LED flashlight and that came through loud and
> it is acetate. That explains some of why it's messy.
> Dennis, did you try rehydrating the tapes if they were acetate? That has
> smoothed out some acetate tapes in my experience, but has not been that
> reliable.
> Thanks!
> Cheers,
> Richard
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