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RE: Stripping Litz wire - was RE: ISSTC questions

Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com> 

I gave paint stripper another try, this time allowing the wire to be 
submerged for about a day and a half.  In my previous attempt, I waited 
only about 5 minutes.  This time after the long soak, the enamel washed 
right off the wire under a high pressure water rinse, and solder took to 
the wire like a duck to water.  The paint stripper did contain methylene 
chloride among other nasty things.  Thanks for the tip!

Gary Lau

Original poster: "Richard Modistach" <hambone-at-dodo-dot-com.au>

try methalene chloride,
it takes a while depending on coating thickness
but it eventualy dissolves the enamel to leave
bare, bright shiny copper.


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Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:57 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.  Didn't
  > 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 from
  > 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.