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Old 14th Oct 2018, 10:10 am   #21
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I use paper also.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 1:05 pm   #22
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I used a 5 note. Tips rarely extended to a tenner. Modern plastic banknotes probably won't work.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 2:02 pm   #23
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Once, when desperate, a bit of card + vodka.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 3:07 pm   #24
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anyone ever used p40 paper?
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 10:56 pm   #25
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I take it you mean thermal printer paper, similar to any other paper I'd think.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 11:21 pm   #26
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For heads which are not too heavily soiled I often found that playing a 'Chrome' or especially a 'Metal' tape all the way through, if necessary more than once, was enough to clear the problem, the premise being that these types were inherently more abrasive than standard tapes.
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It brought back some memories reading this of my days on the bench. I used to find what worked best for me was my finger nail. I used to hold the nail on my fore finger against the rotating head as it played a tape. Always cleared the most stubborn head for me.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 8:37 pm   #28
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To clean video heads i always used a very small square of shamieleather and acetone, dirty heads wont play anything, clean worn heads play good recordings but play own recordings badly with black/white marks on. I hope this helps.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 12:23 pm   #29
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To clean video heads i always used a very small square of shamieleather and acetone, dirty heads wont play anything, clean worn heads play good recordings but play own recordings badly with black/white marks on. I hope this helps.
I'd be seriously concerned that the acetone would dissolve the vanish insulation on the coil winding!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 12:27 pm   #30
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I never use anything other than IPA.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 11:50 am   #31
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I use chamois sticks which I used to get from Grandata when they were still trading and aeresols of cleaning fluid and new video heads, or I use medi swabs which are soaked in isopropol fluid.

As for symptoms dirty or snowy picture or sound without picture.

I have got a LG-LV880 which I had five tries at cleaning before I got a clear picture, but the drum was nearly brown which I think was the result of the back tension set too high.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 11:21 pm   #32
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We used the medical wipes stored in a small plastic bag to keep them moist
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