Let's think about this a bit more. Muriatic acid, Hydrochloric acid of
around 20 Baume strength - in my experience it takes less than 1 minute
soaking not 10 minutes. I also would highly recommend rinsing the
acidized wire(s) with water before doing anything else - why splatter
acid around your work area with a wire brush?
Soak the end of the wire that you are cleaning in the acid for about 10
minutes and then use a small wire brush to brush the area you want
clean. Go in one direction: toward the end of the wire, with the
brush. The oxidation on the fine wires will come off. Dip it back in
the acid a few times after brushing it, swish in hot water then wipe it
by pulling it through a rag. Allow to dry for about an hour, or set it
in the flow of a muffin fan, or use a hair dryer. Then final form it
with your fingers and tin it with your iron or gun.
Tnx, 73, Steve Davis K1PEK DAVIS RF Co.
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