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Default Nichrome winding insulation question

I have two old soldering stations with burned out elements I want to
rewind. ( One is an old ungar they quit making ages ago but it was a good
iron ) I found some #30 Nikrothal 80-20 wire cheap on eBay which appears to
be the same length and resistance as the original. I just want to know what
kind of paint or insulating material to use to keep the wire from shorting
to the metal barrel or to neighboring turns ( They are both 24 volt
transformer units ). I took one elemant apart already and the coil is
sandwiched between to metal tubes about .02" apart.