Watch this demonstration on how to apply Last Tape Preservative to reel-to-reel tape. If you have older tape, you probably should dehydrate it first. See advice on how to do that here: (How and why should I dehydrate my tapes?). In this video, Jeff shows how to use the tape deck to apply Tape Preservative evenly over the entire tape.
Moisture and oxidation are the top causes of tape degradation. They damage the binder of the tape, which is made of acetate or polyester. LAST Tape Preservative stops that deterioration and stabilizes the binder. It also dramatically reduces the friction at the tape/head interface.
Benefits of LAST Tape Preservative:
- Significantly reduces data loss from magnetic tape
- Protects the binder from deterioration by humidity
- Extends the life of heads and guides
- Reduces tape wear and distortion
- Reduces tape abrasiveness and scrape flutter
- Improves playback performance and high frequency response
- Increases S:N ratio
- Extends tape life by up to 10 times