Help with damaged floppy disk

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spags
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Re: Help with damaged floppy disk

Post by spags » Fri May 20, 2016 11:41 pm

I beg to differ on the glue/vapour/residue issue. Some will release a vapour that either stains or clouds surrounding areas, but as pointed out, this means the incorrect glue was probably used. Personally I don't think I would use "superglue" on a floppy.

I have often wondered what the commonly used/accepted materials were used (and what are the current equivalents):
- to secure the metal hub to the 3.5 media,
- to secure the (plastic) hub to the 5.25 media,
- for the material of the 5.25 hub itself,
- to affix the label to the jacket,
- for the sleeves of 5.25 floppies,
- for the adhesives used on the 5.25 sleeves,
- for the material used in floppy cleaning disks (controversial).

Such information would seem to be useful for repairing or restoring disks that have loose labels, missing pieces, etc. However I haven't had any luck in locating this type of information in the past.

BarryB
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Re: Help with damaged floppy disk

Post by BarryB » Sat May 21, 2016 1:25 am

Were most 3.5" and 5.25" sleeves 'welded' together, not glued?

spags
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Re: Help with damaged floppy disk

Post by spags » Sat May 21, 2016 10:48 pm

I believe the seams on many (but not all) 5.25 disks were ultrasonic welds, but the sleeves? They varied, thin paper, thick card or that plastic-feeling paper which I can't remember what it is called now.

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