First off I have to say I love the Orchid discussions. I have learned
about and considered many opinions and methods as a result of
everyone’s repsonses to questions.
There is probably a simple solution to my gold problem (isn’t there
always) but I am very new to working in gold. Didn’t see a discussion
of this particular problem in Orchid’s archives so I’m posting it:
I had a ring shank cast in 14K. When I soldered a 14K bezel to it,
the shank’s surface went copper-y red that took a lot of sanding to
get off to get back to the yellow gold, and to my eye it still isn’t
as yellow as it was and should be. I used white paste flux that I
usually use on silver, and a Sparex (hotpot) pickle. I don’t want all
my gold castings looking like copper after I solder something to them.
What should I have done?