Teletype Model 43 ribbons (and old ribbons in general...)
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Tue Oct 21 20:11:24 CDT 2008
On Tuesday 21 October 2008 20:15, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > Anybody have opinions on spraying a ribbon with WD-40?
> If you're going to that effort, why not spray it with INK?
Ink being a pigment and some sort of a solvent, when a ribbon dries out
there's plenty of pigment there already, it just needs a bit of solvent.
The one time I tried it the results were surprisingly good, for a while.
Then pushing my luck a bit further I repeated the application.
I was using a rebuilt printhead at that time and the front face of it got
loose, the company I was getting them from stood behind it. I still have
one of their rebuilds in my old Oki 92. :-)
And besides which, I'm not aware of any ink available in spray cans like
that, is it?
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