Dear Mr. Brad Simon, Do you have any tips about using borax and water
paste(or wetter) as a flux and Alum and water solution as a pickle.
I've read that these are decent substitutes for some of the more
commercial ones I currently use, i.e. RIO pickle (sodium
bisulfite>>>sulfuric acid), and Batterns self-pickling flux (the
stuff that looks like lemonade).
Thanks a lot,
Dave Hall, Gainesville, FL