Sticky shed syndrome

A problem affecting some types of analog tape where, after a long time in storage, the binder breaks down, causing the oxide to shed. The tape will then start to adhere to the tape heads and guides when played. The usual short-term cure for this is to bake the tape for several hours at 120˚F (50˚C). The long-term cure is to make a new copy as the tape is replayed.

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