On a related topic, has anyone used any of the heat shield
products (e.g., the one by Vigor that comes in a ReddiWhip like
can -- not as tasty though) while soldering? What have you used
them for -- soldering with stones in place? protecting delicate
wire work while soldering? etc. How effective are they? Which
brands do you recommend.
i have been using heat shield for several years and find it is a
wonder. it protects even after it dries. i prefer the jar to the
areasol can it is cheaper and what doesn't harden can be reused.
you do have to pack the piece well especially silver with
stones, but i get great results. i have also used it to protect
stones in heads adajacent to the one i am retipping. not for
everyone, but with practice and experience it can save you hours
of pulling and resetting not to mention broken prongs and tips