Author Topic: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?  (Read 5096 times)

Offline Jehuty

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How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« on: January 24, 2013, 07:53:07 PM »
Guys, need some advice about how to remove tin plating from copper wire. I (impulsively) bought western electric wire on the bay because I thought it wasn't tinned. How wrong I was coz when I received the wire it's all tinned  >:(

I'm looking for a way to chemically remove the tin by dissolving the tin, that way the copper is not gonna be scratched/damaged. Anyone here got an experience to share? See attached pic for my western electric wire.

Cheers,
William
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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:34:42 PM »
hi william

sorry i can help but decky at the gtg in canberra can likely offer you some suggestions.

cheers

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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 10:02:42 PM »
Hi Paul,

Sounds good, I'll bring the cable with me to the gtg.

See you soon.

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William
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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 11:47:22 PM »
Guys, need some advice about how to remove tin plating from copper wire. I (impulsively) bought western electric wire on the bay because I thought it wasn't tinned. How wrong I was coz when I received the wire it's all tinned  >:(

I'm looking for a way to chemically remove the tin by dissolving the tin, that way the copper is not gonna be scratched/damaged. Anyone here got an experience to share? See attached pic for my western electric wire.

Cheers,
William
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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 01:50:04 AM »
Thanks Mario, I've read that thread but I'm not competent to do the suggested solutions. Looking for something that's available to the general public and safe to use or service provider to remove the plating, maybe something like this http://www.schloetter.co.uk/stripping-and-pretreatment/tin-strip.htm
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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 07:30:57 AM »
How does it sound with the plating?

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Re: How do you chemically remove tin plating from copper wire?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 10:55:04 AM »
Good question Andy, I haven't tried, it's just Steve is not keen on the wire so it can't be good.
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