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Re: [7mmnga] Soldering Tip

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  • Steve Cooper
    hi, do you use this as it comes or diluted with water and if so what is the dilution. steve ... From: vrybacki To:
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 30, 2002
      hi,
      do you use this 'as it comes' or diluted with water and if so what is the
      dilution.

      steve
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      From: "vrybacki" <vrybacki@...>
      To: <7mmnga@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      > enough.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Vic
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    • vrybacki
      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
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 16, 2002
        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:
        > hi,
        > do you use this 'as it comes' or diluted with water and if so what
        is the
        > dilution.
        >
        > steve
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