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03-08-2008, 01:13 AM
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Just wanted to know if this Maxell VHS Dry Head Cleaner should be used on my VCR or should I pick up a wet model or what?
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Head cleaners really don't help much. Pretty much smear, rub or otherwise squish gunk against heads. The dry cleaners are about as useless as a tape. The wet cleaners (come wet, NOT one you add wet to), are marginally better, but limited lifespan (maybe harder to find now, too).

Personally, I take my machines apart, and use denatured alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol, with a non-cotton swab made for cleaning delicate items (like electronics). Just hold one barely damp against the head, rotate.



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Cool, thanks as always for the advice LordSmurf, is there any difference between 70% and 91% isopropyl alcohol? Also since I've never done this before is there a proper way to rotate the head? Does it, should it only spin 1 way?
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Thank you LordSmurf, most helpful
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I do the same thing.
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Same here.
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