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Shai,
Have you tried baking them? I've also heard that vacuum desiccation can be
used for sticky shed.

Steve

Steve

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On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 7:18 AM Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hoping to find some answers from the group about a problem I am facing. I'm
> digitizing a few hundred Nagra SN tapes. These are reel to reel tapes in
> the width of a cassette. There are three lengths, red, green, and blue
> reels, with blue being the thinnest and longest tape
>
> the red and green tapes play fine but the blue tapes are stuck so each
> layer is glued to the layer before it. When I try to play the tapes they
> squeal and the magnetic particles sometimes are removed from the base and
> stay stuck to the back of the layer before. These tapes are not
> black-coated and resemble really thin c-120 cassette material.
>
> Any suggestions are welcome.
>
> Cheers
> Shai Drori
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