In Reply to: Sticky Shed drier posted by caffeinator on November 11, 2006 at 11:09:54:
Baking tapes is way to play them again...for a while...without having the gummy shedding. Certainly storing tapes in a damp place is not a good idea ("cool, dry place") but I don't know that its necessarily will produce sticky tape, which is more to do with the particular formulation of the tape, i.e. some brands/periods are worse than others.
Convection ovens are ideal, IF they evenly maintain the right temperature. Get yourself one of those pastry thermometers that measure temps in that range and test the oven, leave it on for a day. You want it tostay in the range of 115-125 F. If it can:
Bake the tapes at that temp for 8 to 10 hours.
Allow to cool for 24 hours.
DON'T Preheat the oven. All tapes should be at room temperature, and placed in the oven when it's "cold".
Don't overpack the oven. Put spacers between so air can circulate.
After baking, you'll have about 30 days of trouble-free use of the tape. After that the shedding may begin again. Bake as many times as you need, the tape and the reel aren't damaged at these relatively low temperatures.
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Topic - Sticky Shed drier - caffeinator 11:09:54 11/11/06 (8)
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