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justboatonic

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Solder & flux.
« on: May 11, 2008, 12:22:06 AM »

I need to solder some thin pieces of brass sheet and wire. I've previously used electricians solder which already has the flux in the core but, this tends to get messy and leaves flux residue on the brass etc. According to Tim whatshisname on that Supermodels tv programme, you're best avoiding this stuff and get separate solder and flux you can 'paint' on where you want it to make a tidier join.

So, anyone know where I can get solder and separate flux paste ie not the electrician type with flux in it?

Ta.
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Re: Solder & flux.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 01:05:21 AM »

Here you go, scroll down the pages for all the soldering gear you may need.

Ian

PS. After soldering, pickle in citric acid overnight to clean excess flux off.
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Re: Solder & flux.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 01:38:07 AM »

Flux is Bakers Fluid, can be brushed on.

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Re: Solder & flux.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 10:09:26 AM »

Here you go, scroll down the pages for all the soldering gear you may need.

Ian

PS. After soldering, pickle in citric acid overnight to clean excess flux off.
Very good Ian, good night out was it ? Should there be a link here somewhere ?  :-\
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Re: Solder & flux.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 03:02:06 PM »

oops sorry - good night out? I wish, I was at work on a break.

Here it is:

http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-local/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=solder&PR=-1&TB=A&search.x=10&search.y=5

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Re: Solder & flux.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 10:48:04 PM »

oops sorry - good night out? I wish, I was at work on a break.

Here it is:

http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-local/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=solder&PR=-1&TB=A&search.x=10&search.y=5

Ian

Thanks for the linky! (Is it just my pc or do they pics no download!?)

Any suggestions for which ones to go for?

Ta (again!)
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Re: Solder & flux.
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Re: Solder & flux.
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