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Re: Stripping Litz wire - was RE: ISSTC questions

Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance-at-jvlnet-dot-com> 

A better choice is denatured alcohol.  Acetone will attack the windings at a
microscopic level --- a process called crazing.

Dr. Resonance

 > If one plans to use acetone for a secondary wipedown, test for
 > with the coilform material first.  Acetone will attack some common form
 > materials, causing crazing or stress cracking.  My personal experience is
 > with acrylic.  My acrylic coilform developed numerous small cracks at its
 > ends when wiped with acetone.
 >  > Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>
 >  >
 >  > I often wipe down my completed coils with acetone prior to
 >  > varnishing, and
 >  > it doesn't affect the enamel at all.