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I found great thin wires
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 01, 2004 5:04 PM
I found some great stuff to simulate engine wires, break lines, etc. Go to the jewelry making section of the art supply store and there is a large selection of wires in multiple guage and flexibilities. I hope this helps someone.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 01, 2004 5:09 PM
thanks for the tip...will check it out!~CoolCoolCool
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Monday, March 01, 2004 10:26 PM
I've got a whole box full of the stuff. Believe it or not, my wife was the one who found the section and suggested I use the jewelry wire as engine wiring and plumbing. Some of the stuff even looks anodized. Makes great hot rod wiring. Very sparkley.
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Posted by Diehard on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 10:26 AM
You might also want to check out the local arts & crafts outlets. Check the area where they have beads and the like. I've spotted multiple sizes of wire in many colors (plus anodized looking) in varying quantities from 25 ft. spools to small lengths. Some of these were so small I had trouble seeing single strands without a reflection of some sort. Soft and pliable too but will hold a shape quite well.
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 4:26 PM
Fore warning. Do not buy any China made wire. It will oxidate and turn white. Trust me I used some silver wire stright from the spool to simulate brake lines and it happened. It happens quickly if the car is in a case than if it is just setting out. I bought some American made wire at WW and it looks like chrome plated wire are simulates brake lines very well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:00 AM
I've been using jewelry wire for years, its great stuff, plus its cheap. One spool lasts me well over a year, easily, and I do alot of military models like ships that use it for the rigging. Whats so cool about it is it comes in silver so you dont have to paint it (as opposed to copper wire). They have gold and other colors, too. I have some thats just slightly thicker than a human hair (36 gauge?), looks really good for interior wiring, its definately in scale.
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Thursday, March 04, 2004 4:21 PM
Hmm. Can you only get that at a jewelry store?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 07, 2004 4:26 PM
I bought some 30 gauge wire a while back. I bought from Canadain Tire (thats up in Canada) Smile. Its called hobby wire. On the back of it, it says made by a company in the US called Crown Bolt Inc. I'm sure a place like Walmart or Michaels may have something like it. Also on the back it says:

"Use at school, home, or workplace. Can be used for crafts, repairs or hobbies. Great for floral arrangements."

So it maybe in the floral/arts/crafts section of the stores.

Good luck.

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