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Thanks Corey, yes I've seen the windscreen blade sections and I think
there might be a small tray as well to catch any drips but  I dont
plan to go that far at the moment.

 The aim is very short tape runs to assess the benefit of the
lubrication film to reduce stick/slip against  spacing losses. Very
hard to find  reports from people apart from Marie who have  tried
it but I was just reading this article which does mention such a
tradeoff :  
A how to for wet replay when digitising degraded audio tape for
preservation. - DAMsmart [1]Their problem tapes were a batch of 3M 175
tapes so I will see if I have any of those on hand.Cheers, Tim.

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 Know that Marie's machines have been modified so that the alcohol 
 doesn't get into the electronics, bearings, etc.

 My $0.02

 ~CB

 Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
 www.baileyzone.net

 On 2/24/2021 9:06 PM, Tim Gillett wrote:
 > I've revisited playing around with Marie O'Connell's wet play
 > technique but have come to a dead end as I need as a test sample an
 > actual squealing tape which does not respond to normal baking.
Marie
 > mentioned PEM 469 of which I have many reels but the samples I've
 > tried seem to play fine. I also have much 3M 177 but reports on
that
 > seem mixed. Perhaps that's related to the moderate Mediterranean
 > climate here in Perth, Australia.  Richard Hess mentions 3M 175
and
 > some others but what would be the most common known bad cases? I
may
 > have some here in my collection but it would shorten the process if
I
 > could narrow my search down to certain tape types known to squeal
 > regardless of baking.
 >
 > Thanks for any advice,
 >
 > Tim
 >
 > Perth, Western Australia
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https://www.damsmart.com.au/a-how-to-for-wet-replay-when-digitising-degraded-audio-tape-for-preservation/