To clarify, the tape is dragging as it comes off of the reel due to adjacent layers of the tape sticking together.  Any tips appreciated.


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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Removing sticky residue from tape

Hello all:

I am working with an acetate tape from 1970 that has had some previous breaks and splices.  It appears that splicing tape was not used, but possibly off-the-shelf adhesive tape was used and trimmed for width.  This has resulted in some sticky goo adhering to the adjacent layers and the tape drags on playback, even though I have redone the splice with proper splicing tape.  Can anyone advise on how to clean off the sticky residue?

Bruce Whisler