I'm coming to this party late as I was off installing my recent project which included video tapes, micro cassette audio tapes, slides, negatives of various sizes, prints, and documents. I did all except outsourced the video and delivered a Dell all-in-one as a display and a NAS unit for storage and am working on off-site storage for this client and others. Anyway, thanks Mark Hood for the mention. I strongly urge reshelling, and I strongly suggest not trying to transplant hubs as early on I found hubs binding in new shells. Here is what I came up with a decade ago. I think I'm on my third set of C-cells for this machine. http://richardhess.com/notes/2006/03/06/loading-c-0-cassettes/ Yes, Nakamiichis are great for the reasons described. I use Dragons and MR-1s. Cheers, Richard On 2017-06-28 4:51 PM, Jeff Willens wrote: > Does anyone have a conservationally sound method for reattaching felt pressure pads to cassette shells? I'm loathe to use Crazy Glue as I have no idea if it seeps through the felt. Double-stick tape was also mentioned to me, but I can't see that standing up to playing. > > Replacing would be fine unless the shell is sealed. I would prefer to not have to break the shell to get inside. But if I have the pad, I'd like to reuse it somehow. Any thoughts? > > TIA > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.