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Flux and fire coats


#1

hi all

normally i use boric acid/alcohol or pripps, as a fire coat and for
my flux i use handy flux for my paste flux and batterns for my liquid
flux, while looking through rio grande and some other places i
thought i would see if any of you had some feed back on the fluxes
and fire coats they sell, as for liquid flux does anyone have any
comments on “Ready-flux” and “My-T-flux” "Handy liquid flux, as for
paste flux any comments on "grifflux #1"and "Dandix"and as for fire
coats, any comments on “stop-ox II” and “cuprinol” i mainly solder
silver althought i do solder a bit of gold every now and again so i
would be greatfull for any feed back or comments about the fluxes and
firecoats listed above, or even if you can recommend any that i aint
listed above

regards
jason


#2

Hi Jason,

I bought Firescoff recently, and am loving it. Be sure to coat both
sides, though, and use it generously. Once you get used to it, you’ll
wonder why you bought the small bottle. No affiliation, and all
that. Just love the product.

Lynn


#3
"stop-ox II" and "cuprinol" 

These two are essentially prips flux. I use the Stop-Ox II. but the
Cupronil is also very effective. I would not hesitate to recommend
either one

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#4

I am a diehard Cupronil user. I buy it in bulk :slight_smile:

Laney


#5
I bought Firescoff recently, and am loving it. Be sure to coat
both sides, though, and use it generously. Once you get used to it,
you'll wonder why you bought the small bottle. No affiliation, and
all that. Just love the product. 

Yes, it works nicely. Decent product. Now if it wasn’t priced at a
level so only those goldsmiths who were doing it as a hobby, when
their regular job was senior executives at major investment banks, or
perhaps at BP oil, or the like, with the associated high incomes…

Firescoff is nice. But Geez. The little bottle has about enough for
two soldering jobs perhaps. The large bottle, in the 20 some dollar
range, is enough for maybe six or seven, I think. Maybe more. But
that’s still not a lot of product, and it’s a significant amount of
cash. Fire scoff ends up being several times more costly than any
other flux or fire coat I’ve ever seen. Even if it works nicely, I
find I can’t quite justify that cost. Other products work nicely
too, though perhaps with just a tad more effort.

Cheers
Peter Rowe