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Re: Stripping Litz wire - was RE: ISSTC questions

Original poster: "gtyler" <gtyler-at-drummond-dot-org.za> 

"Pain" remover does work but takes a long time, maybe 20 minutes, also
not all makes work. A candle flame works, what we do is to keep a rag
saturated with methelated spirits handy and when the wire is hot quickly
pull the insulation off the ends with it. Can be dangerous though, but
leaves clean copper.

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Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 4:27 AM
Subject: Stripping Litz wire - was RE: ISSTC questions

 > Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
 > For non-solderable enamel coated wire, I did try paint remover.
 > do a thing.  Someone also suggested dipping in molten aspirin, and a
 > solder pot.  Nothing.
 > In addition to oxidizing the copper, a torch would melt the covering
 > that keeps the strands together and make a mess several inches down
 > the termination.
 > Gary Lau
 > MA, USA
 >   > Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>
 >   >
 >   > The problem with that is,  you can melt the wires, and it leaves a
 > coating
 >   > of oxidization on the wires which won't attract solder.
 >   >
 >   > The best method is to fray the wires and dip them in pain remover
 > gel,
 > that
 >   > will remove the enamel and leave bare metal.