Re: [7mmnga] Soldering Tip
do you use this 'as it comes' or diluted with water and if so what is the
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From: "vrybacki" <vrybacki@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 10:45 PM
Subject: [7mmnga] Soldering Tip
> Following on from the posting on Modelling Techniques, I thought I
> would share a tip given to me by the chap who used to run my local
> model shop, and who used to teach metal work at schools.
> It is very simple - clean up the brass parts of a kit before
> soldering by leaving in a ahallow tray of Milton Sterilising Fluid -
> it cleans the oxidation layer off really well. The first time I tried
> this I was amazed at how well the solder flowed, and the clean joints
> I was getting.
> I don't have a formula for how long to leave the brass in the fluid -
> I have left it too long, and the brass tarnishes - a few minutes is
> It works just as well with nickel silver, but I have not bothered
> with whitemetal - a glass fibre brush works OK here, whereas Milton's
> Sterilising Fluid cleans up brass and nickel silver a treat.
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- I use it as it comes, and leave it in for no more than a minute,
otherwise the brass tarnishes. It really strips the oxide layer off
so you get nice clean brass for the solder.
--- In 7mmnga@y..., "Steve Cooper" <Steve-Cooper@d...> wrote:
> do you use this 'as it comes' or diluted with water and if so what