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Old 18-01-2019, 12:44 PM
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High tensile strength wire as Wavy mentioned.

Fishing line needs lubrication or it will bind from heat and snap. You could try using WD40 on the fishing line, but it most likely won't be strong enough.

You will need to make a jig though. The wire is anchored at one point on a board, the mirror/cell rests on a cushioned surface along its side, the other end of the wire is wrapped around a dowel. You then pull the dowel so wire slides under the mirror. This is the only way you will get the necessary leverage and force. Lubing the wire will help too. Make sense? Hopefully the diagram will help. You cannot pull the wire with your bare hands - it will cut you before the silicon.

An extra pair of hands is needed most likely too.

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