Non-baking cure for sticky shed? (being serious for a moment)
elson at pico-systems.com
Mon Jan 18 11:39:16 CST 2016
On 01/18/2016 10:56 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
> On 1/18/2016 11:33 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> There was a tape sold by a few manufacturers (I think
>> 3M's was called Black Watch) that had a coarse black
>> matte finish on the back side. A problem with some
>> drives which had fast rewind speeds was that air was
>> trapped in the tape wind, and then once a bunch more
>> layers of tape was wound on the reel, the tape wrap would
>> cinch and fold over a piece of tape. This matte finish
>> was supposed to cure that, and I think it did. But, that
>> finish was not as durable as the magnetic coating, and
>> would start to shed all over the drive, leaving stuff on
>> the data surface. I think about 5 years after the stuff
>> came out, most data centers searched out and trashed all
>> these tapes.
> Interesting. I just happen to have a 3M Black Watch tape
> right here next to me that I'm using to test a Mark 300
> tape cleaning machine. The tape so far is fine, not
> shedding anything front or back.
> - J.
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