To any and all: I want to do some etching on copper, silver and
perhaps brass. I have heard that ferric chloride with citric acid is
a safe method to etch on metal. I have breathing issues and do not
want to compromise my breathing. I was assured that ferric chloride
is more of a safe product than others out there. Does anyone have
experience using this product and/or the combination of the two
products? How safe is ferric chloride? Is there a safer alternative?
Where might I get ferric chloride and how much do I need for small
projects which might include bracelets and earrings? Additionally,in
looking for a safe product with less caustic quality for a flux, I
bought a small container of Firescoff. Do I need to use any other
products (other fluxes) with it? Do I need to use my vinegar/salt
pickle when I am finished soldering?
Thanks again for all the help, Barbara