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    use the wire from an old toaster that holds the bread in place (not the filament wire)

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    I never considered you could buy these things because of the variety they come in. Piano wire from the hobby shop has always and always will be my approach. Also for rollover wireforms. There is one gate on Bally's Paragon that always fell off. It simply wasn't the right shape for the role it played. In a pinch you can use a paper clip but it is short term. The wire is to soft.

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    What diameter wire is strong enough? I have a wide gate (abt 2 wide) on my Godzilla that is missing that I need to make up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetaste View Post
    What diameter wire is strong enough? I have a wide gate (abt 2” wide) on my Godzilla that is missing that I need to make up.
    I think you said you had the metal piece for the top?. Take it and size the wire to suit the hole. The stuff is only a couple of bucks for about a meter length and comes in heaps of sizes. Grab a couple and just start shaping it. You can use pliers but I found a terminal crimping tool is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    This is exactly what I use.....

    sent from somewhere in the colony
    Me too
    Its available in 316 stainless too so shiny straight out the box

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