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But my question is this… is it mandatory to match Tape brand to cleaning tape?
About a year back there was a discussion that said that each different tape brand used a different lubricant and that the lubricants and head cleaner chemicals were not compatible between brands.
For example: If you use Sony tape and Panasonic head cleaner, it would gum up the system.
But I’ve know many people that have mixed and matched Tapes and head cleaner brands without any ill effects.
Is this truely an issue with documented proof or just an assumption by some people with random cooincidental bad experiences?