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Re: [Amps] Cleaning air-wound coils

Subject: Re: [Amps] Cleaning air-wound coils
From: Jim Barber <>
Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 11:38:01 -0700
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High-temp powder coating might be interesting to try as well.
Several powders are available that are good for over 500 degrees F after 
curing. They're used on exhaust systems, ovens, etc. If the coil is 
fairly heavy wire and well-supported where it doesn't flex much, the 
only potential problem I can think of would be that any tap locations 
would have to be worked out then the coil removed, coated, cured and 

Also, Caswell is also a good source for brush plating supplies. Brush 
plating is probably the least expensive (and certainly the cleanest) way 
to do DIY plating of small parts, assuming you can reach everything with 
the wand:

Jim, N7CXI

Carl wrote:
> Comet and a toothbrush.
> The problem is keeping it looking fresh without affecting performance. Maybe 
> a very light coat of clear acrylic if the RF doesnt get them too warm.
> If youre real talented maybe a fast dip in a solder pot after cleaning or 
> even silver plating.
> Carl
> KM1H
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Vic K2VCO" <>
> To: "Amps reflector" <>
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 10:36 PM
> Subject: [Amps] Cleaning air-wound coils
>> How do you get the tarnish off of miniductor or airdux-type coils wound 
>> with tinned wire?
>> It's hard to get steel wool in between the turns!
>> -- 
>> Vic, K2VCO
>> Fresno CA
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