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RE: How to get Glyptal

I called EIS Holden in Orlando and they recommended that I order the Glypal
1201 red insulating varnish from EIS Holden, Philadelphia so save on
shipping costs (I'm in New Hampshire).  I ended up purchasing two gallens
from them at $49.79 per gallen plus $25.97 for shipping via Fedex ground.

I have heard good things about this varnish, but don't rush things by
applying extra thick coats and not allowing the coats to dry thoroughly
before the next application.  I might even recommend the thinner (also sold
by EIS I assume).  I made the mistake of applying three very thick coats to
my wound secondary.  Each coating consisted of two thick applications about
30 minutes apart from each other.  I allowed two weeks dying time between
the three coats.  After doing this and allowing the form to sit for a month
the varnish was still a bit soft so I placed it in the sun by a back door.
The varnish has been producing large (0.5 to 3 inch) bubbles ever since as
the unlying layers dry, much like a pizza coming out of an oven.  This
varnish seems to produce a skin which prevents unlying material to dry.  The
trick is to keep the layers thinner than this skin.  I don't expect any big
problems in the end since the wire I used was 18 gauge PVC insulated, but
there will be some aesthetic issues to address once the varnish has fully
dried.  I plan on lightly sanding the form and finishing by properly
applying a couple more light coats.

- Jeff Blodgett

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 2:39 PM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: RE: How to get Glyptal

Original poster: "Carver Banks" <cbanks-at-entek-international-dot-com>

small (I think 2 Oz.)bottles of Glyptal can be aquired from

-----Original Message-----
From: Rod & Patti [mailto:asrai-at-cfl.rr-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 2:31 PM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re:How to get Glyptal

Howdy folks,

You can also get Glyptal 1201 from Electrical Insulation Suppliers Inc.,
1905 Premier Row, Orlando, FL 32809.  The only problem is that it is quite
expensive (close to $90/gallon), and they don't always have a small supply
(meaning that you would have to buy a pallet of the stuff if they don't
have a couple cans laying around).  I've used this on my coil, and it's
highly recommended.

Rod & Patti

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 18:15:20 -0600, our friend Pete stated:
>List Members,

>I have heard quite a few requests out there about how to get Glyptol...
>As I have just had to once again go out and find some, I figured it
>would be useful to make sure everyone knows....

>Glyptol is a GE product and appears to be only available from GE.  You
>go to or call your local GE distributor and ask them for it.  You can
>find your
>local GE distributor by going to http://www.gesupply-dot-com .   I plan to
>be putting this info along with other nice tidbits, pictures and movies of
my coil
>on my web page in a month or so at http://www.whitfill-dot-net/tesla .
>Peter Whitfill