Note: Do not over-tighten, as the wire may break.
The wire is quite thick and the gold paint does not chip off easily.
It is packaged very nicely, too.
I turned the wire five times and the metal did not break or weakened. Even when I unwound the wire the material seemed just fine.
The key is to determine how many turns before the wire is too tight or breaks. Four seems to be the sweet spot for me.
For Belgian bottles containing Lambics under high pressure these are necessary. They hold in the cork so it doesn't slip._x000D_
I used these on my Belgian Bottles and tightened them with safety wire pliers. They seemed a little loose but tightened up after the corks mushroomed with the carbonation process.
Worked fine. Nothing special, but I didn't have any problems with these hoods.