Tape Deck Pinch Rollers

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  1. Gary Chase

    Gary Chase New Member

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    I need a fluid that will clean the rubber pinch roller on my cassette deck without drying or damaging the rubber. Any recommendations?
    Thanks.
     

     

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  2. inductor

    inductor Super Member

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    they usually need resurfacing now, use a file or emery paper
     
  3. palsapal

    palsapal Active Member

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    Use lighter fluid (naptha) until all brown has been removed & the marks on the wipe are black.
     
  4. dhnash

    dhnash Well-Known Member

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    Denatured alcohol (Methanol) has been recommended for cleaning pinch rollers (removes surface deposits). Naphtha VM&P has been recommended for reconditioning pinch rollers (softens and removes rubber).
     
  5. MRL_Audio

    MRL_Audio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    99% ISO is all I have ever used for that. Something different for rejuvenation.
     
  6. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Welcome to the AK community, Gary!
     

     

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  7. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Copy repair folks use a rejuvenator on copiers for all the rubber bits, not sure what it's called.

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