What do you use for solder on Stainless steel, I have some steel
wire, like to make jump ring out of them, could you give me some
lesson on soldering steel?
For hard soldering ordinary mild steel and s/steel as in silver
soldering of silver, your normal silver solder is fine.
For silver soldering stainless steel, such as 316 grade (18 nickel
and 10 chromium) you need johnson matthey stainless steel flux.
Use this flux on the mild steel, and for every other fluxing as
well. Just one flux will then do everything.
For soldering the jump rings true up, place the silver solder
paillion,10/1000in thick piece no thicker! in between the ends of
the ring, flux, heat then drop in the pickle. Run some trials with
rings before you do the ring on the finished piece to get the
The thermal shock will crack off the flux.
you will need to boil it in water anyway to remove the last of the
You will find making s/steel jump rings in say 1mm and thicker hard
on the hands.
The trade off is its very much stronger than silver.