Re: Poly-Lok polyester resin transformer...
Kerosene works for the transformers filled with the black tar gunk, but
he was asking about the newer ones with the polyester fill (typically a
hard rust-colored or off-white plastic, at least in the NSTs I've
opened). Kerosene won't touch this stuff.
>Original Poster: "Dr. Resonance" <Dr.Resonance-at-next-wave-dot-net>
>Use kerosine -- it works great, but be sure to use outdoor due to fire
>>Original Poster: adamsmith <adamsmith-at-mediaone-dot-net>
>>>Original Poster: Apollo <ollopa-at-jps-dot-net>
>>>Wait... I think I found a solution.
>>>I soaked a couple chunks of that resin in acetone for an hour
>>>and they swelled up and started coming apart.
>>>Is it safe to soak the NST in acetone for a day or so?
>>Can the acetone come into contact with and dissolve the magnet wire
>>enamel? If so, I'd say it's a risky technique.