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Removing the coating on magnetic copper wire


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michael mott

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Has anyone had any experience removing the clear coating that is used on copper wire used in relay coils and or transformers or electric motors?

 

I would like to do this without using any abrasives and also the wire I am hoping to do this with is .005" or 36 gauge.

 

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mtaylor

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Michael,

 

I believe they still use lacquer on those, Michael.   Is there a manufacturer's name available to you and/or the part number?  Might be able to get a spec sheet off the web.


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michael mott

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Hi Mark,

This is what I have, it is old and I have no idea where I got it. I do know that i have had it for at least 40 years.

 

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Michael

 

 


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thibaultron

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Paint stripper may work, also I have heard of burning it off. You'd have to be careful not to burn up that small a wire, though.


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I would try soaking it in lacquer thinner and then clean with fine steelwool.  If this does not do the job repeat with acetone.

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I've successfully used burning on copper wire - followed by a wiped with a rag to remove the residue - but you'd need to be careful of the heat on such fine wire.

 

John


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