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My locksmith recommended using a lubricant such as LPS#2 for lubricating 
a lock. Now back to the topic at hand...

joe salerno


On 8/14/2012 7:00 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> OK, I can't beat Dennis's analogy, but in general I would advise using
> WD40 on rusty bolts on the kids' swing set or for sticky consumer-grade
> locks on outside doors and do not even bring it into the room where
> audio equipment is kept and used. It really does work well for finicky
> locks (for instance, the lock on my shed that has suffered 20
> northeastern US winters), also for squeeky door hinges (curing those
> always wins brownie points with the wife), but not for anything audio.
> For things like motors, use light motor oil sold as "Zoom Spout Oil" at
> most US hardware stores. For other things, use purified and specialized
> oils. Avoid "3-In-1" oil for anything audio also. Again, best used on
> sticky bolts and the like, very effective there, not good for anything
> audio.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Rooney"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Tape recovery Information resources (was
> Treemonisha 1972 at Carbondale squeaks
>
>
>> Dear Rainer,
>>
>> You've by now learned what WD40 is. DO NOT follow the strategy
>> described in
>> an earlier posting using WD40. It's akin to using cling wrap in place
>> of a
>> condom.
>>
>> DDR
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Birgit Lotz Verlag <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> 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!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
>>> Rotdornweg 81
>>> 53177 Bonn (Germany)
>>>
>>> Tel: 0049-228-352808
>>> Fax: 0049-228-365142
>>> Web: www.lotz-verlag.de
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dennis D. Rooney
>> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
>> New York, NY 10023
>> 212.874.9626
>>
>

-- 
Joe Salerno