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    What, if any, household cleaners are acceptable for cleaning the heads of a Reel to reel? Rubbing alcohol?

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    denatured alcohol (sp?)

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    DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT!! (WAIT FOR ONE OF THE OTHER GUYS)

    I THINK iso-alcohol (91%) is the way to go and NOT RUBBING, because it contains water and some have a menthol soloution as well.... Best wait for one of the other guys before doing anything to be on the safe side.


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    NEVER.........

    ...use "rubbing alcohol"!

    You must use at least 90% isopropyl alcohol.... rubbing alcohol contains only 70% alcohol along with skin lubricants and water which will damage the heads.

    And you only use rubber cleaner on the pinch roller - if you use the isopropyl, you'll dry it out.

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    I use Tech spray brand Isopropyl. It is 99 %. I couldnt get anything around here except rubbing alcohol so I ordered this stuff online from i think it,s mc electronics or mcm electronics.
    If you do a search im sure it will come up.

    The part number is 1610-p Techspray

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    Thanks guys.

    Can I use a slightly damp cloth for the pinch roller?

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    Good call on the rubber cleaning BlueBear... I forgot to mention it.



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    Did you know that the process of denaturing alcohol is nothing more than adding small amounts of toxic chemicals to make it undrinkable?

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    I'm not positive, but I believe the same process was utilized with Coke II.

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    Originally posted by tjohnston
    Did you know that the process of denaturing alcohol is nothing more than adding small amounts of toxic chemicals to make it undrinkable?
    My bad... Isopropryl is what I was thinking of. I just had a brain fart and denatured came out.

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