LAST Tape Preservative

The Tape Preservative kit contains

  • 2 oz LAST Tape Preservative fluid
  • 1 dropper
  • 4 applicators
  • LAST Indicator Dots

LAST Tape Preservative substantially increases the life of magnetic tape by providing protection from both adverse environmental conditions and mechanical wear factors. Just one application protects for the life of the tape. One bottle of 2 oz. Tape Preservative will treat 17-20 standard 1800 foot length, 1/4″ wide tapes.


  1. Fill pipette to illustrated levelUncap Tape Preservative bottle. Fill dropper as shown.   Apply Tape Preservative to Applicator swab.  Recap bottle tightly.  This is sufficient treatment for 1800 feet of ¼” wide tape.
  2. Gently press the applicator against the oxide side of the tape. Engage fast wind or rewind.   Note: For tapes longer than 1800 feet, alternate use of prepared applicators at 1800 foot intervals.
  3. Affix an INDICATOR DOT to tape storage box, to show treatment has been done.

To maximize benefits, use in conjunction with Tape Head Treatment.

NOTE: Please keep all LAST and other tape products away from children.


LAST®  Applicators may be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.  Thoroughly saturate pad then squeeze and gently rub between clean toweling to remove contamination.

Let pad dry thoroughly before using again, as alcohol is harmful to tape.

Demonstration: How to apply Last Tape Preservative to reel-to-reel tape