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Is there a "head cleaner" tape I can buy?

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Hi Jayne,

Yes there are commercially available head cleaners for 8mm camcorders. I'm pretty sure you can find them at Radio Shack or Best Buy...or if you google it, you can find a million of them online. Here is a picture of one:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PXF9PGB1L._SL500_AA280

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