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Old 04-11-2012, 08:21 AM
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Default RE: Silver Soldering for Dummies (HELP)

I prefer using a propane torch. They're inexpensive and you can get the heat where you want it in very quick fashion. With practice you can do some amazing things with it and the Stay-Brite! I was able to solder the axle in the yoke of a sratchbuilt scale tailwheel assembly without melting the plastic hub of a DuBro foam wheel. It still amazes me.... LOL
Make sure the parts fit. Sand the metal and clean with acetone or lacquer thinner, get part a little hot, add flux, flow some solder to each separate part, add a little more flux and then join the parts, adding more solder if needed. Just takes practice. Don't get the parts red hot. If your flux burns then the part is too hot. You'll know. Practice, practice!