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Old 03-19-2012, 02:14 PM
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Cleaning a car cassette player-best way?

What is the best way to clean a car cassette player these days??? Radio Shack still has one of those cassettes with brushes to clean a player but there has got to be a better way. Also, do you clean both the playing head and the rollers???
Old 03-19-2012, 02:48 PM
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I generally use an Allsop cleaner. It seems to help. No idea what the pinch rollers look like though.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:53 PM
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The tape deck in my car has a little brush that cleans the head every time I insert a tape, so I don't need to clean it that often. Usually when I need to take it out (some problem or whatever) I then take it apart and clean the heads and rollers with a cotton swab and ethanol, like all the other tape decks.
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Wellll....the BEST way would of course be,removing the deck from the dash,pop the top and clean the tape path with the approved chemicals and q-tips.Barring that,the Alsop product does a respectable job. Rob
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Hi, i found a video which is very informative and very detailed, cleaning, demagnetising, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6B-ezRsuOg

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Ooops,somebody beat me to it!! Rob

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