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Ahem,
what is WD40???


Ted Kendall schrieb:
> On 14/08/2012 21:12, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>> Hi, Shai,
>>
>> No apology needed...I appreciated you mentioning the technique.
>>
>> Have you had success with it?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> On 2012-08-14 1:35 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>>> I feel an apology is in order on my part. I was running out the door 
>>> and totally forgot about Richards website. Not to mention that I 
>>> should have credited him. Check out the a77 in the fridge picture. LOL
>>> shai
>>>
>>>
>>
> With the usual caveats, this worked on a reel of Shamrock under 
> extreme duress (many years ago, I may add) :
>
> The tape in question was a dub of ETs of Buddy Holly's hometown radio 
> station on the day of his death, and was required yesterday for a TV 
> production (aren't they always?). I had a Revox 700 to hand, but could 
> not stop the tape squealing. In desperation I sprayed the tape with 
> WD40. Instant success! - followed by instant failure as the lubricant 
> passed on and the squeal returned. Eventually, however, I found that 
> wedging some cotton bud tip betwixt erase head and fixed guide, in 
> contact with the tape, and dousing it every three seconds with the 
> WD40 enabled silent playback. Of course, it created a b-awful mess of 
> tape and machine, but this cleaned up all right, and in any case the 
> job sometimes has to come before the tool!
>


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