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ceramic coating, tape squeal

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Posted on June 9, 2020 at 19:31:04
walkstoslow
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hello
I am thinking that maybe automotive ceramic wax / sealer might quiet
the squeal on the stationary pins on my reel to reel....comments?
I was just playing a 50 year old plus tape that startd to squeal, I moved the tensioner a bit and the squeal stopped.
So a good cleaning, polishing then apply the ceramic coating.
Has anyone else tried this?
comments please!

 

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RE: ceramic coating, tape squeal, posted on June 9, 2020 at 19:41:26
Skylab
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Sounds like maybe the tape you're playing has lost lubricant. I just use silicon on the guides when it's minor. Usually does the trick.
Rob

"Let there be songs, to fill the air"

 

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