Try the stuff used to clean copper Revere Ware.
You just put it on and wipe it off or with some others, you just dip it.
You can also probly use silver cleaner.
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On 22 Nov 2003 06:38:36 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (BUSHBADEE) Gave
The stuff he wants, you dope, is a GC electronics product called
STRIP-X. It is VERY toxic, but is used to strip the insulation from
mag wire that is of a harder polymer than "heavy nyleeze". It is
needed for the high temp mag wire coatings.
You, being from the big core and transformer background that you
brag about so much, should know this.
He probably HAS nyleeze, and merely needs to add a good hot blob of
solder to the end of the wire to strip off the coating, as it tins the
wire. If he succeeds in that, the "burned remnants" can be gathered
by wetting the tinned wire again with flux and reflow the tinning with
the iron to heat things up again, then immediately wipe the wire end
with a "chem-wipe" or paper towel. This process will suspend the
particles that you are trying to clean in the wet flux, so they can be
wiped away, before the flux cools and solidifies, however.
If the strip-x is used, one must wear gloves, and be very careful
with it. Might want to place the waste in the proper hands as well,
not just in the trash.
On 21 Nov 2003 22:22:08 -0800, email@example.com (hepcatbrandon)
What do you mean by burned insulation? What I mean is... are you
collecting wire for recycling, or using it electrically?
If you are turning in copper for cash, you should ask the recyclers
how they want it handled. Some do not like the burned copper.
If you are referring to the dressing of the ends of mag wire, that
Which is it, or wtf?
I use the finest grit sandpaper I can find. I hold the wire in the left
hand, fold a small piece of the sandpaper in half, put it over the end
and pull out. I repeat until it looks clean. I don't use a knife as it
will nick the wire and that results in a stress riser that ultimately
fails. I hvae even been able to do this with Litz wire.