Stripping Enamel Insulation Using Solvents

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Joined Sep 27, 2016
Hi All,
I have hundred of short sections of enamel-insulated (or whatever coating is on magnet wire) wire I want to strip the ends of to expose the conducting wire. Is there a readily-available solvent that I can just stick the wire into to soak and dissolve the insulation? TIA


Joined Feb 5, 2010
Not really, or not quickly I should say. Some coatings are almost impossible to chemically remove, others are designed to be soldered to and will melt away when the molten solder hits it.
I have always found the coating just needs to be broken away in the most simple means like scraping with a razor blade for small fine wire or a little emory cloth on the stiffer wire. After that is done, they will all react to the heat of the molten solder. You don't have to remove it totally all the way around, just get some clean bare copper showing somewhere and the solder just attaches and wicks under the area.