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    I recently purchased some nylon round pliers for jewellery making. I have to be honest, I think they are rubbish for what I require. I want to make small scrolls with wire (20 gauge), but also protect the wire from dents and scratches.

    Basically they are round nose pliers that have a hard nylon/plastic coating to protect wire work. Unless its me, I can't get on with them, they keep slipping off the wire and find they still scratch the wire.

    My friend was telling me that she knows people who use a liquid (?) that they dip their pliers into to create a non-stick coating to help with wire work/beading. But she couldn't remember the name or where to get it.

    Is this right? If so would it work for what I am trying to achieve. Where can I get this product.

    Thanks
    Take care

    Kathryn
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    I havent tried nylon coated pliers before, but i know about the 'dip' you mention. Its called Plastidip, and it comes in a variety of colours, but you must use it in a well ventilated area as it is supposed to be 'vapour harmful' according to the tin lol, and you have to leave it 4hrs each time you dip your pliers before adding another coat to get the required coating on your item.

    I cant remember where my hubby bought ours from (it was online somewhere) but we havent used ours yet so i cant tell you if its any good. I have heard that it is good though.

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    • #3
      It goes by the name of Tool magic too
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      • #4
        Pliers - can you help

        Thanks for your responses - at least I now know what to look for.

        Cheers
        Take care

        Kathryn
        Website - http://www.lazydaisyglass.co.uk
        Blog - http://www.lazydaisyglass.blogspot.com
        Folksy http://www.folksy.com/shops/lazydaisyglass
        Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6370100
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        • #5
          I agree nylon does not work well. not tried the dip but will now I know about it. At the moment I use a piece of cowhide, it doesnt sratch and grips very well if a bit fiddly to use

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          • #6
            I have never had problems with scratch marks on wire and I only ever use steel round nose. provided you have decent quality tools that are clean and smooth there shouldnt be anything to scratch. pliers that have square edges like the flat. snipe nosed and ones like that you have to take greater care with and in some cases use some sort of protection especially on plated wire as you wont be able to rub out any marks. on the ocasions I have sought to sheath the pliers I just use pvc insulation tape

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            • #7
              I have a pair of polished steel snipe nose pliers and unles I put to much presure on them I don't scratch the wire.
              Have you tried a wire jig for scrol wok?
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