Fiat PVC, Fiat Lux

I finally got a nice clean 4-inch wide PVC pipe, and 22 gauge magnet wire to 
wind. This new secondary will replace my insult to the hobby of Tesla 
coiling, my 2-inch cardboard wrapping paper tube, 30-gauge wire seconday. 
This time I'm going to get it right. Everything. But first I need to know 
what everything is. So far I've sanded the pipe down to a fairly smooth, not 
at all shiney surface. Should I continue sanding with fine paper until it is 
really quite smooth? As smooth as it was before? Next, I know that I have to 
coat the pipe with something before winding. What is this magical substance 
that I should use? Will it go on nice and evenly, or will I have to re-sand 
afterward? Next, I assume I wind the wire. (Yawn... I wish I had a lathe...) 
Then am I meant to put another coat of the magical coil coating on top of 
that? Sand? Does it matter if it's nice and shiny in the end? How do I make 
sure I don't sand the enamel off the wire? Please help. Also, I am vaguely 
aware that I should make the coil airtight with a plastic disk on each end. 
Why is this necessary? What are the advantages of an airtight coil form? 
And, last of all, can I attach these disks using hot glue, or is that a 
no-no? I apologize if I've asked too many questions in one post. Answers to 
some, or preferably all of these questions would be appreciated and 
eternally helpful. Thank you.

-Yuri Markov
Proud owner of a PVC pipe

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