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Offline voyager2Topic starter

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Cleaning Wires
« on: September 23, 2010, 08:37:08 PM »
Hi All,
I have these wires that are supper sticky and dirty from being wrapped in sticky tape...
I have no idea how to clean them without making the copper muticore corroding, and making them useless...
How would I go about cleaning them?
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 09:27:02 PM »
99% isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol)

You can find it in any decent pharmacy.

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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 06:57:52 PM »
99% isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol)

You can find it in any decent pharmacy.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy anything  :-\ but I'll give it a try...
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 08:02:09 PM »
rubbing alcohol is super cheap and will do pretty much anything with goo.
If that doesn't work find some 'goo-gone' or equivalent. that will take the goo off (as well as a layer of skin if you use too much)

seriously they sell alcohol at the dollar store.
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 09:39:32 PM »
Hi,

For sticky tape residues, benzine is good (far better than Isoprop.).

Lamp oil is not bad either, but it's slower and it stinks (can be cleaned with a strong detergent afterward, but that's double the work) - it's good for soaking prize tags and other sticky tags though and they will nearly fall off after a while, with a minimum of physical work (just make sure the thing it's on is not damaged by the lamp oil).
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 10:36:57 AM »
You can always just put more tape over the sticky part.  :P
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 10:43:58 AM »
Use a blow torch. Watch for flies around, we don't want to kill the poor little things...
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Re: Cleaning Wires
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 07:44:51 PM »
You can always just put more tape over the sticky part.  :P
Interesting...
But no, these wires have to be flexible...

Use a blow torch. Watch for flies around, we don't want to kill the poor little things...
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