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Best cleaning solution for tape heads?
post Nov 28 2011, 03:01
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I have been using Methyl Hydrate to clean tape heads on my open reel and cassette machines. Does anyone know if it might leave a residue?

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post Nov 28 2011, 03:47
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If this is pure methanol then it should not leave a residue, but you should read the label. It is possible that there are other things added to it.

I wonder if methanol might be too strong a solvent though. I seem to remeber there being products that were especially for cleaning heads. I also remember a special tape that you run through the deck that cleans the heads.
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