Cleaning Moldy VHS Tapes: My First Attempt
*please remember to be safe: don't snort the mold, drink the Isopropyl or make sweet, sweet love to a plugged in VCR*
(seriously though - be careful with electronics and chemicals)
Anyway this is my first attempt at cleaning the mold from some old VHS tapes so I can put them into my good VCR for digitizing.
After editing and uploading the video I realised I didn't actually say which method I thought was best! I'd say that if you have a machine with a suitable place to wrap something around then use the cotton pad method but if not then use the swab- I guess it depends on your machine. Also, I only cleaned one side of the tape so if necessary you might want to use a pad for one side and the swab for the other.
I had a look online for professional cleaning services and there's plenty out there but I thought I'd have a go at doing it myself as the mold wasn't that bad.
If you want to see the vids that I watched prior to doing it (and there are more out there) then here are the links:
Devils Avalanche Films: https://youtu.be/cSCnVs3Zj-M
Dustin Kramer: https://youtu.be/uVq0o2CzVKI
2ombieboy's VHS Vault: https://youtu.be/QjveMav97cI