Re: Suggestions For Wire Load Ties

Nelson Moyer

Dan, you are right, a few wipes of lacquer thinner won’t remove the insulation, however, you are also wrong, soaking wire in lacquer thinner for several hours does soften the insulation, and then it is easily removed .


Nelson Moyer.


From: [] On Behalf Of Daniel A. Mitchell
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Suggestions For Wire Load Ties


The plastic insulation (sometimes nylon) of many kinds of “magnet wire” is NOT removable by lacquer thinner … or much of anything else either. However heating the wire to near red-heat (candle or lighter) will char the coating, making it easily removable with solvents or mild abrasion (sandpaper).


Dan Mitchell



On Oct 17, 2019, at 8:56 AM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:


That works, but you can remove the lacquer insulation from magnet wire with a few wipes of lacquer thinner and do the same thing. The large array of wire diameters available as magnet wire give you more control of scale sizes.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of mvlandsw
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Suggestions For Wire Load Ties


For very small diameter wire without any insulating coating strip the insulation off of stranded wire used in decoder installations. This should accept chemical blackening.

Mark Vinski 


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