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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2015, 06:50 
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Hello everybody! I have a very nice cassette with Toto Cutugno from a friend but it has a problem. It sounds good, clear even, but on some portions of the tape has some grease traces. The tape is intact and not faded. If I put it in a cassette deck when the dirty tape arrives to the heads it contaminates the heads with some kind of grease. How can I clean it? Is there a solution for this?

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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2015, 09:59 
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Update: While I was rolling the tape manually, I discovered on one side on the plastic..that was wax..strange. I continued rolling the tape until I saw the dirty portion and I examined closer. That is wax. I used a fine napkin to pass the tape on both sides and the wax was stretching.


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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2015, 12:16 
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What will eat wax, will also eat tape :-(

I'd chuck it and make another tape.

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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2015, 03:50 
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I cleaned the tape last night with isopropyl alcohol using a fine cotton wool on both sides and I moved the reels into antoher case from another tape. I succed cleaning it about 70%. But, there is always a but... But I think that the tape itself is used and the tape doesn't slide so easy on the permalloy/metal head and there are again, but more less some portions where the tape creaks or scratches a little. Maybe if I use a ferrite head the tape could even though slide easyly and wouldn't scratches anymore.


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