Vintage Cassette Decks And Gooey Belts!

Tony1A

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HI ALL

This morning I went to a car boot sale a few miles away and came back home with two lovely decks. A Technics RS-B205 and a Sanyo RD S20. The Technics has belt problems (bad rewind/play) but they have not gone gooey, but the Sanyo has. It got over my fingers and it took ages to get it off with IPA. The Sanyo will be a nice little deck to get up and running and it's smaller than your average tape deck with needle VU's.

Can I ask other members what they use to remove gooey belts? :D
 
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Direct drive... :D
 
Tony1A

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Vodka? Seriously? You must be pulling my leg here! :D
 
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you could try nail varnish remover (acetone) or carburetor cleaner you need to use something that dosen't leave a residue, it seems a waste to use vodka:unsure
 
Tony1A

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I don't drink anyway! Looks like I'll have to persist with IPA.
 
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Vodka is the liquid of choice here. It has no effect on the usual plastic found on rollers and pulleys in many of the 80's/90's machines, and deals with nylon cogs very effectively.

Only the pure stuff though, none of your lemon/blackcurrant shite.
 
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If the belts have gone "Gooey" then it's time for new ones.

Here is where we use to get ours.

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http://www.marrscommunications.com/
 
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I use Vodka to clean the heads on my tape deck in the car. Decent Chrome deoxide tapes are getting a pain to get hold of though. Listening to my tapes makes a nice change from the Radio or CDs in the disc changer.

If you have ever been to Spain a lot of bars use Vokda to clean stainless steel cooker splash backs and other stuff with as its cheaper than cleaning fluid.
 
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The only thing I use Vodka for is removing some of the old brain cells.

A lot of the Cow Girls around here use it as a beauty enhancement, they look real good after a late night out at the bar, I just wish it would last till they leave.
 
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