Non-baking cure for sticky shed?
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Jan 16 10:42:05 CST 2016
On 01/16/2016 03:02 AM, Mattis Lind wrote:
> I haven't read the article in ARSC since I am not a member. But maybe
> someone knows what this is about?
Much ado, IMOHO, about little.
There's an associated patent:
that relates to this. Essentially, it's a system for cleaning the front
and back of a tape. It was greeted with some skepticism on the ARSOList
mailing list and I can find nothing much after that.
Try this for your Inmac disk (I used to buy cables and such from
Bake the disk first.
Get yourself some cyclomethicone (D5 lubricant) and coat both the front
and back of the disk by swabbing it on the surface, then rotating the
disk, then repeating until the entire surface is coated, then read the
disk immediately. D5 is somewhat volatile and will eventually evaporate
completely. I've used this method for very severely compromised disks
and tapes where the binder has actually bled through to the oxide
surface with great success. In the case of tapes, I mount the tape on
my cleaning machine and use a thick felt strip to wipe the stuff on.
You can use any excess D5 to untangle your hair (used in a lot of
shampoos and horse grooming stuff). Utterly inert chemically.
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