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PostSubject: HT lead material.   Tue 20 Jan 2015, 2:49 pm


Hobby Craft .... £1.99 ($3.00 ish) for 15 metres



Next to a standard dress making pin for comparison




0.3mm (equates to 7.2mm at 1/24)
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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Tue 20 Jan 2015, 4:45 pm

yup.....thats what i use, comes in nice colours too

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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Wed 21 Jan 2015, 7:25 pm

I will be taking a detour on friday on my way home from work.. I have been looking there but everything I saw was too expensive but now I know what im looking for, cheers guys!!

I been using ones which are in packets, about 6 inch long and approx 50 strands.. I just paint it whatever colour .. Orange on my dead BMW and yellow on the misfiring Mini

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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Thu 22 Jan 2015, 4:40 am

Thin black enameled wire can be had in electronics stores/online in a couple of small sizes. Sometimes they call it magnet wire. About $1.99 for a spool of many, many feet.
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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Tue 27 Jan 2015, 4:00 am

RetiredMike wrote:
Thin black enameled wire can be had in electronics stores/online in a couple of small sizes.  Sometimes they call it magnet wire.  About $1.99 for a spool of many, many feet.

Mike, any problems with the enamel coming off when the wire is bent?

I use individual stands of copper or steel 12 V wire for my HT leads, then paint them black. Works for me since I build mostly to
achieve 'brand new car' appearance.

Solder for the heater & brake vacuum hoses.
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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Tue 27 Jan 2015, 3:13 pm

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Mike, any problems with the enamel coming off when the wire is bent?

I've bent it quite a bit, even restrightened it and bent again and it never peeled.
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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Tue 27 Jan 2015, 3:24 pm

At the end of the day it's craft wire so should take more punishment than we give it just bending it to shape once!
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PostSubject: Re: HT lead material.   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 10:00 am

RetiredMike wrote:
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Mike, any problems with the enamel coming off when the wire is bent?

I've bent it quite a bit, even restrightened it and bent again and it never peeled.

Thanks, Mike. I have a Jaycar (Allidins Cave!) shop nearby. I'll stop in.
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