[78-L] Two Questions

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Jul 14 15:15:29 PDT 2018

I had a can of head cleaner that lasted for over 10 years. It might still be 
available from a place north of Toronto that still deals with open reel 
recorders (they had splicing tape!). But I now use 99% isopropanol and I use it 
a LOT because even 30-year old AGFA sheds.

As for Joe, I thought it was MON-druh-gon.


On 7/14/2018 5:57 PM, joe salerno wrote:
> Ray, I remember back in the day buying head cleaner at an electronic parts
> shop. Clearly labeled as carcinogenic. Later you had to have a business to
> buy the stuff, had to show a DBA document, last time I looked I couldn't
> find a thing. I've heard of using completely denatured ethyl alcohol. There
> was also a fluid for cleaning/restoring pinch rollers. I think I did see
> something like that fairly recently in the toy, I mean, electronic shop. I
> wonder that electronic contact cleaner would work, as long as it doesn't
> leave a residue,
> Joe Salerno
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM, <kil at roadrunner.com.invalid> wrote:
>> A couple of unrelated questions for the list today.
>> First, does anyone know the correct pronunciation of Joe Mondragon.
>> He was a west coast jazz bassist and I’m sure he was on plenty of 78s in
>> the 40s and 50s.
>> The other is a technical question of sorts.
>> I just picked up a Sony reel to reel tape recorder at a yard sale.  It
>> plays... so I’m happy about that.  The first thing I want to do with it is
>> clean the heads and roller.  Since I haven’t worked with a tape recorder in
>> about 25 years, I’m looking for any up to date information on what cleaners
>> are recommended these days.  I used to buy something from Radio Shack but
>> that’s gone now.  I imagine maybe Staples or Best Buy may carry something
>> that will do the job????
>> RayK
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