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Re: [Amps] Cleaning air-wound coils

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Cleaning air-wound coils
From: Ron Youvan <>
Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 14:54:39 -0400
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 >> How do you get the tarnish off of miniductor or airdux-type coils wound
 >> with tinned wire?

> The problem is keeping it looking fresh without affecting performance. Maybe 
> a very light coat of clear acrylic if the RF doesn't get them too warm.

> If your'e real talented maybe a fast dip in a solder pot after cleaning or 
> even silver plating.

   I think part of the problem with these coils is frequently the thin tin 
coating is 
scratched and rubbed off.  (copper shows through) A real good cleaning followed 
by one of 
the "cold tin" platings would restore the original look.  (lacking a silver 
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