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On 15/08/2012 18:33, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Ted,
>
> I wasn't sniping, I was just mentioning a product that one should keep 
> on hand these days that has proven useful.
>
> You solved the problem in the time frame needed and the results were 
> fine. That's what we all do when we have to.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
> On 2012-08-15 5:29 AM, Ted Kendall wrote:
>> On 15/08/2012 07:22, Shai Drori wrote:
>>> I'd love of see a picture of that ATR.
>>> Shai
>>> בתאריך 15/08/12 3:10 AM, ציטוט John Schroth:
>>>> Hi Richard and others:
>>>>
>>>> For tapes with squealing problems, I have used the wet play system 
>>>> that was started by, I believe, Marie O'Connell. I use an ATR-100 
>>>> customized by ATR services, with a drip bag and jig I built to 
>>>> distribute 100% isopropyl to the tape. The deck is on it's factory 
>>>> rolling rack and is positioned down at roughly a 45 degree angle so 
>>>> that the extra run-off of iso does not hit the boards or any other 
>>>> important mechanical/electrical components. The excess alcohol 
>>>> drips off the head block and out through the open audio board 
>>>> access door on the front of the deck onto a drip pan I place on the 
>>>> floor.
>>>>
>>>> I have no experience with D5. Could the same setup use D5 instead? 
>>>> Would D5 be better to use than iso, as far as to minimize any 
>>>> long-term effect/damage to the tapes? Has anyone done testing to 
>>>> determine the effect D5 has verses iso on tape? Does anyone have 
>>>> suggestions other than these two chemicals?
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> John Schroth
>>>> Media Transfer Service, LLC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 8/14/2012 5:08 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>>>> Hi, Ted,
>>>>>
>>>>> That's one of the reasons today why I keep D5 
>>>>> (Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, CAS Number 541-02-6) on hand. It 
>>>>> ultimately evaporates and it solves problems quickly, when needed. 
>>>>> It is safe in that it is used to provide the slipperiness to 
>>>>> personal care products and is also used in dry cleaning.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2012-08-14 4:48 PM, Ted Kendall wrote:
>>>>>> 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!
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> This makes me wish I had kept my big mouth shut.
>>
>> The tape was obviously not a primary source and was required 
>> urgently. The job was done in 1990. My A700s gave good results, and 
>> occasionally still do. I had sense enough to keep the stuff off the 
>> lower reaches of the capstan and the rest of the clean-up was not 
>> problematical. This forum is for the exchange of information, not for 
>> sniping.
>>
>
Absolutely, Richard, you weren't sniping, merely adding to the 
discussion in your usual constructive fashion, as did some others.

Cheers

Ted