You can repair your own 8-track tapes!
I advise to practice first on a less valuable tape, so you don't waste your favorite tape.
Somtimes it's easy to open a tape and somtimes not, you can look on youtube how to open and repair 8-track tapes
to repair 8-trakc tapes you need Foampads, Felt ( self adhesive furniture felt ) and aluminum splicing foil.
You can order supplies here or if i'm sold out on Kate's Track Shack.
If you want your tapes to be repaired klick here