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...butt connectors that you crimp, but also has the solder seal in the middle?
No. There's no reason to both crimp & solder. But the clear heat-shrink with sealing glue & a solder ring are effective if you heat them slowly & long enough for the solder to wick into the Copper strands. A small electric heat pen is better than a flame or large heat gun, which can scorch things before the solder can make the joint. I use these, and they DO work reliably:

 

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The bare wire is already grounded, so letting it touch other grounded things doesn't hurt anything. It's only there to make contact with the foil, which blocks EMI while the engine is running. It's not necessary for the engine to run.
 
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