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Best solder for various metals


#1

Hi, folks. What in your experience is the best solder for the
following tasks in order to make the solder line as invisible as
possible:

  1. Soldering bronze to bronze–either commercial bronze or silicon
    bronze;

  2. Soldering bronze to stainless steel;

  3. Soldering yellow brass to yellow brass;

  4. Soldering sterling to bronze;

If you could be as specific as possible on the solder and where I
can buy it that would be great. Thanks.


#2

I’ve used hard silver solder with bronze, and brass, and the seam is
barely detectable.

The brass was a yellow brass, but the bronze was 90/10.

I’ve also soldered fine silver to 90/10 bronze with hard silver
solder, but it was a sweat solder so a seam wasn’t an issue.

I also did a mokume of fine silver and 90/10 bronze, but used no
solder, just heat and a hammer.

Regards Charles A.


#3

Hi,

Rio Grande has a gold filled solder that works very well on brass.
The joints don’t show at all.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/92

I hope this helps.

Linda
Owner/Designer